Born on Pesach 1873 in
Jerusalem. As the son of a writer and community figure
for the weekly "Hkhbtslt", and, in 1877, also from the
first Yiddish newspaper in Eretz Yisrael, the weekly "Di
rose." He learned in a cheder, with private melamdim,
and in the Lemel school, and after graduating, in 1889
he became a teacher of Arabic in Belikind's school in
Jaffe. 1891 -- went away to Constantinople and studied
Turkish and law here.
P. began his journalistic
activity in 1886 in his father's "Hkhbtslt." Then in "HaMelits"
and "HatTsifirah." 1893 -- immigrated to London, and
from there to New York, then returning to
Constantinople, and traveling to London. 1895 -- debuted
in Yiddish in the anarchistic organ "Der arbayter fraynd".
From Number 30, 1896 he took over the editing. In 1897
he began to issue in London an anarchistic organ "Der
propagandist". From 1899 until 1903 he lived in New York
as a permanent contributor for the "Forward" and "The
Idishe velt," as well as for Chicago's "Hpsgh", then
settled in Paris, where he was a theatre correspondent
and contributor for the Peterburg "Fraynd," under the
Several years later again he
settled in London and also for a time lived in the
province, where he took a very active part in the
anarchistic organs "Der arbayter fraynd" and "Zherminal",
and began to publish very many translations of the
modern European and also Russian literature (Zalmen
Reyzen observed: "The last stories were not from
originals"), also participated from time to time in the
"Forward," "Haynt," et al.. Here he began to issue many
of his translations, among them from Hebrew, prose "Di akhte opteylung fun gihnum" and other stories.