L. was born on 15 October
1872 in Terlitsa, Kiev Gubernia, Ukraine. his father and
grandfather were dayonim (assistants to the
rabbi). Until age sixteen he learned in the Uman
yeshiva. At the age of seventeen he came to America, and
here he worked with jackets, then became an agent for
Seeing Adler act in "Uriel
akosta", he became a frequent attendee of Yiddish
theatre, and from this there came a desire to write
plays for the Yiddish stage.
L.'s first play 'Dos umglik
fun mayn folk", under the direction of Kh. Zeyger was
staged on 6 October 1918 by the "United Dramatic Circle
of Brownsville" in Gabel's Theatre.
On 14 November 1921 in the
Liberty Theatre under the direction of Boaz Young there
was staged L.'s play "Der amter mshpt, a problem drama in
On 27 October 1922 Julius
Adler staged in the Liberty Theatre L.'s drama "In
shtrom fun lebn". The offering in 1931 was a benefit for
Izidor Cashier in the Rolland Theatre.
L. also wrote the plays: "Mayn
got un mayn folk", "Zog dem amt", "Di froy iz shuldik",
"Di shtime fun gott", "Gelibt un gelitn", "Di toybn-post",
"Di dray gelibte" and "Iz dos meglekh?",
which were not staged.