L. was born on 4 May 1866 in
Założce, near Brody, Galicia. His father
published his own Hebrew songs. He studied with R' Menachem Yitzhak
Fishman, the author of "Kosher shbna" and "Mplt sisra",
in a Lemberg kloyz, with his grandparents (the Grabovitser
rabbi) in [ishinh], by himself and in a Sadiguran kloyz.
In 1891 he completed a gymnasium, and in 1898--from a
university with the title of Dr. At the same time he
also came [htrt hurah] of the Beit HaMedrah [lrbnim]
under the rectorate of Arye Schwartz, Izak Hirsh Veys
and Meir Ish-Sholom. In 1901 he became a rabbi in
Manchester, and in1903 he was a rabbi in
Johannesburg (South Africa).
Since 1879 he has
written songs, articles and skits in various Hebrew
journals of his plays in Hebrew were published in print:
"Bar Kochba" (Lemberg, Trm"d), "Akhrit yerushalayim"
(Lemberg, Trm"u"), "Hurdus" (Lemberg, Trm"kh), "Ishtkuh"
(Krakow, 1893), that was soon thereby staged in Brody,
"Dm tkht dm" (Krakow, Trn"z),"Don itzhak abarbanel (New
York, Tre"t), "Israel Besh't" (Johannesburg), Trp"g) and
"Lpnim tsu lakhur" (Jerusalem) [1913?].
...he began to write as a
youth, and under the impression of Goldfaden there was
performed in Lemberg, an adaptation in Yiddish of his
Hebrew play "Hurdus" under the name "Hurdus
which in 1890 was performed by Gimpel's troupe in Lemberg
(with Berta Kalich and Zelig Schorr in the title roles).
The play -- according to Berta Kalich -- each time
had great success