1914 -- went back to Eretz
Yisrael, and there founded a new Hebrew theatre group
and participated in Gordin's "God, Man and Devil". Due
to divorce, he went away to Egypt, where he worked as a
photographer. 1915 -- arrived in America, where he
participated in a range of Hebrew productions ("Chatzkel
drachme" in "God, Man and Devil", etc.), and became a
Hebrew teacher. At the end of 1916 he helped organize
the "Yiddish Legion", and directed, in Yiddish, and
participated in the amphitheatre in Legion, near Lod (Eretz
Yisrael). After the demobilization, he returned to
America, where he directed on 20 June 1915 in Hebrew "Abrahamele
der shuster" by B. Shafir, "Nor a doktor" by Sholem
Aleichem, and Peretz's "Der meshugener betln" (staged by
Mark Schweid), then again Shafir's one-acter, Arnstein's
"Dos eybike lid", and Sholem Alechem's "Mazel Tov", and
participated on 24 August 1915 in Friedland's Hebrew
translation of Pinski's "Family Tsvi" (acting in
Kessler's Roof Garden), and in the other Hebrew
productions, such as Hirshbein's "Farvorfener vinkl
(Faraway Corner)" (translated by Kh. A. Friedland),
Hirshbein's "Blacksmith's Daughters" in the Irving Place
Theatre", in Philadelphia, in Hebrew, in Tshirikov's "Di
H. also for a certain time
acted in Yiddish in the "Yiddish Art Theatre", and with
Samuel Goldenburg in Philadelphia.
For a long time he was a
Hebrew teacher, and in 1937 was regisseur in a dramatic
circle in Toronto, Canada, where he directed in Yiddish,
Ts. A. Chaver-Paver's dramatization "Yosele" by Jacob
Dinezon and Sholem Aleichem's "Nor a doktor" in the
adaptation of Lasavin.
In 1946 he was a teacher and
regisseur for a drama circle in San Francisco, where he
directed in Ts. A., in Yiddish, a dramatization of
Sholem Aleichem's "Di ngidshe prezshnitse", Reyzen's "A
shtile dirh", and Peretz's "Nokh Kburh".
Since 1949 he setled in
Mexico, where he directed, in Yiddish, on 29 August
1949, a dramatization of Sholem Aleichem's "Di ngidishe
prezhnitse", "Yidn zingen" by the Tunkler, and Checkov's
On 24 November 1949 -- a
ghetto montage in ten scenes, "Lebn un gerangl" by
Yeshayahu Oystridn and (with the Yiddish theatre group
in a sports center) on 22 September 1956 Kobrin's "Tsurik
tsu zayn folk", on 17 August 1957, "Anna Frank" [in his
translation], on 14 August 1958, M. Dluzhnovski's "Di
eynzame shif", on 29 May 1959 Peretz Hirshbein's "Grine
felder", and on 8 August 1960 (with the theatre group
for the community), Anski's "Der dybuk".
H.'s brother, Moshe Efrayim,
Russian overseer for David Pinski's "Family Tsvi", later
a member of the Hebrew theatre "Habimah", was killed in
1929 in the defensive struggle against the Arabic
uprising. H.'s other brother, Dr. Chaim Harari, is one
of the first Hebrew actors and regisseurs in Eretz
Yisrael. H.'s son, Khrmi Harari, a clinical psychologist
for young judges (gerichtn) in New York.
David Trhr --
Antsiklupdih lkhlutsi hishuv vbuniu, Tel Aviv, Chrkh
eshiri, p. 3511.
I. L. Shubin --
Hebreishe bihne in nyu york, "Der tog", N. Y., 25
Ishike -- Labor lig
shuln kontsert zeyer sheyn durkhgefirst, "Der kamf",
Toronto, 27 April 1937.
Kh. L. [Lazdeysik] --
Ezra harari, barimter idish-hebraysher rezhiser,
gefint zikh tsugast in meksike, "Der veg", Mexico,
26 April 1949.
[--] -- Der nayer pruv,
same, 27 August 1949.
[--] -- Derfolgreykhe
idishe teater-forshtelung, "Freyvelt", Meksiko, 2