Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
L. was born in 1889 in Plotsk, Poland into a Chasidic
family, receiving a traditional Jewish education in a
cheder and with tutors. Later he learned Polish and
secular studies with a Christian teacher.
In 1906 Z. immigrated to New
York and here debuted under the name of Yehuda in the
"Forward", and later became a frequent collaborator in
various Yiddish journals. L. is one of the pre-eminent
poets in the "Di yunge" group.
Among other books L. also
published "Der bloyer nakhtigal, a shpiel in 3 scenes,
published in America, N. Y., 1923".
Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon of
Yiddish Literature", Vol. II, pp. 62-64.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 997.
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