L. was born on 13 December
1887 in Petrikov, Minsk Gubernia, White Russia, into a
well-to-do family. He learned Tenach and Gemora in a
cheder, also Russian and Hebrew. At age nine he already
was writing songs in Hebrew. At age twelve he founded a
journal in Hebrew.
In 1905 he went to America,
and here he debuted with songs in the "Fraye arbeter
shtime", and in the "Forward" and with stories in
Pinski's "Idisher arbeter" and Dr. Vartsman's "Idishe
shtime". Later he became a collaborator in Joseph
Tunkel's humorous page "Der kibitzer", of which he took
over in 1909 the editing for six years. During the
break, when the "Kibitzer" didn't used to publish, L.
collaborated in the "Kunds".
Under the pseudonym
Regidebel and the [lebediker], L. had earlier in a
humorous journal, afterwards in "Di varhayt", "Tog" and
over he last years in the "Morning Journal", published
hundreds of humorous feuilletons about Yiddish
literature and Yiddish theatre. In his eight volumes of
scripts, that were in 1928 published by Warsaw's
publisher "Akhisfr", included two volumes "di ferte vand"
[211 pp., 16°], and "Shpil un lebn" [206 pp., 16°],
exclusively humorous articles, critiques, reviews and
feuilletons about Yiddish theatre and Yiddish actors.
L. also wrote humorously in
dialogue form and several of them were acted or were
performed in small arts evenings and concerts.