Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Hersh Leib Gordon


G. was born on 26 November 1893 in Dugelishok, Vilna region, Polish Lithuania.

His father was a rabbi.

Until the age of nine years old he learned through his father, then in the yeshivas of Slobodka, Lida, and Volozhin, and he finished the "Beit Midrash Lrbnim" in Odessa.

As an apostle of "Hatsfirah" and "Dos lebn", he traveled to Eretz Yisrael, from when he became sent out during the war, and he wandered over to Egypt, Italy, America and again he came back to Eretz Yisrael as a member of the Jewish Legion.

In 1919 he traveled back to America where he received the title of Doctor of Philosophy from Yale University in New Haven and from Catholic University in Washington, and a Masters of the Diplomatic Arts from American University in Washington.

G. debuted in 1912 in the Odessa "Der yid", and since then has published many things in the periodic press.

In March 1919 G. also staged his one-act play "Dos eybike lid" in Yiddish in the amphitheatre of the Jewish Legion near Lod (Eretz Yisrael), despite the protests of Eretz Yisroel organizations. In "Unzer bukh", N. Y., March-April 1929 G. published his one-act "Tsum farborgenes shoyn".

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. I, pp. 501-504.

  • Zalmen Zylbercweig -- "Hintern farhang", Vilna, 1928, p. 145.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 391.
 

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