Born in April 1877 in Zharki,
Pietrkow Gubernia, Poland, into a well-to-do Chasidic
business family. He received a religious education, and
at first after his marriage he took up a secular
education. He earned a diploma in natural science,
mathematics and language. H. had taken up with commerce.
For a short time he was active in the union movement.
1908 -- began to write novels. 1913 -- published his
first drama, "Sheyndele, a drama in three acts", and the
one-acter "Muter un zun" (publisher A. Gitlin, Warsaw),
which had drawn the attention of various amateur
Among his unpublished
writings, H. left: "Der alter dikhter", a dramatic poem
in three acts, "Keyn veg tsurik", a drama in three acts
(translated into German by Paul Barkhin, and was taken
into production in Berlin's German Lessing Theatre.
However, it was not staged due to the outbreak of the
war), "Untergehakte fliglen", a drama in four acts, "Familye
bromberg", a drama in three acts, "Der geferlekher
retsept", a comedy in one act, and "Purim-shpiel", a
children's comedy in three acts.
H.'s one-acter "Muter un zun"
in 1923 was published in Cincinnati, in the English
translation of Yetta Bloch.
On 15 July 1918 H. passed
away in the town of Yendzhev.
Zalmen Reyzen --
"Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", pp. 768-9.
Y. M. Gimpel --
Yehanatan halperin, "Bikher velt", Warsaw 2, 1922.