Born circa 1890 in Pulawy,
Lublin region, Poland, to poor parents -- merchants on
the railroad. He learned until age twelve in a cheder,
later in the Lublin yeshiva, but the ennui of the
"eating days", drove him out onto the street. L. became
a helper for a melamed, a store employee, a boot
stitcher, moving around on the train with fruit and
drinks. By coming in contact with the students of the
agronomic high school in Pulawy, he developed a strong
desire for education, and with perseverance threw
himself into self-education. Then he went away to
Argentina, where he worked on a farm.
Returning to Poland, he
became mobilized onto the war front, later maintaining a
coffee house and then a store in Lublin.
1919 -- debuted with two
plays: "Far zind" and "A shrfh, a drama in 3 acts,
Warsaw, Tr'p" [ 85 pp., 1919, 16°], which was staged by
a Stanislawer Goldfaden Association in 1920 in
Soon thereafter, L. wandered
off to Germany, where there was published in German his
"Chasidishe legende", which was later published in a
Hebrew translation in Frishman's "Htkufh" (Ykh), and
initially afterward in original Yiddish in
Zhitlovski-Niger's "Dos neye lebn" in America.
From then on L.'s work was
published systematically in German. In 1927 in Warsaw's
Bzhoza publishing house, publishing in Yiddish L.'s "Dos
gezang fun doros" in two scenes.