Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
H. was born in Galicia.
After his marriage, he
attempted to be the breadwinner by teaching. Under the
influence of badkhan Moshele Hibiner, he began to
perform as a badkhan at weddings, then he published a small
collection of songs under the title of "Khnur tsyun"
with music, which used to be sung among the young Beit
HaMedrash students who had already begun the "smell" of
He was also a co-editor of "Hebri"
and "Evri ankhi" in Brody.
Afterwards he lived as a
badkhan in Bubrka, from where he immigrated with is
entire family to America.
Around 1908 he was co-editor
of a Yiddish-Galician weekly paper in New York.
For the last six years of
his life he was paralyzed, and on 13 September 1923 he
passed away in Providence, Rhode Island.
Zalmen Reyzen -- "Lexicon
of Yiddish Literature", Vol. I, pp. 777-8.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 133.
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