L. was born on 30 June 1881 in Homel, Mohilev Gubernia,
His father was a
Until the age of twelve he
learned in a cheder, where he also learned secular
subjects. Then he was sent away to Odessa into a trade
school of Professor Hokhman, later coming to Vilna where
he was arrested as a revolutionary, and after his
release he went away to Heidelberg and from there (in
1903) he joined the Mannheim engineering politechnium.
In 1905 he immigrated to
America and for several years lived under harsh
conditions, working in various shops. Later he became a
newspaper publisher. In 1913 he graduated from NYU (New
York University) as a dentist and was later employed
since then in his profession.
The first time in America,
L. was associated with the Poaeli Zion party, and he
helped the various socialist actions and was a
co-founder of "Homler Socialist Arbeter-Ring of Harlem".
L. lastly became a sympathizer of the communist party.
In 1927 in New York, there
was published L.'s "Dramas and One-Acters", that
included: "Dos revolutsionere rusland, a drama in four
acts and five scenes", "Naturs viderklangen, a drama in
three acts andd five scenes", "Di farmer, a one-acter",
"Di melerin, a one-acter" [performed in 1925 in New
York's Unzer Theatre by Victor Pecker, Frida Vitalina,
Joseph Greenberg and I. Bleifeld] and "A lendleydi, in
fantazye (a farce)".
In 1928 the publishing house
A. Biderman, New york, published L.'s "Tsvey eynacters",
that included: "A pasnder shidukh, a comedy in one act"
and "Nit gelungern (a shpat in one act).
L.'s own plays were acted by
L. also had written in
dialogue form several images of American troupes.
Sh. E. from