L. was born on 6 November
1875 in Iasi, Rumania. His father was Itzhak Libresko,
initiator of Goldfaden's theatre. He learned in a
folkshul, then in a gymnasium in Paris and matured in
Already at the age of
fifteen he wrote novels and articles, then he
participated in the Rumanian Socialist movement and
press. Later he studied medicine in Vienna and after a
trip across the European centers he settled in America,
where he studied societal hygiene and dedicated himself
then to these subjects., as well as vegetarianism, free
At times, L. also took up from time to time artistic questions.
In 1913 in New York he
published his 4-act theatrical "Der zumf "[p. 63, 16°].
In his journal, "Unzer gezund" [2-5, 1913], L. published
his translation of Brie's "Di beshedigte", that soon
hereupon was published in a separate edition [p. 60,
16°], and on 4 October 1913 it was staged by the Hebrew
Dramatic League in New York. In the same journal
(November 1913) L. also began to print his anonymous
translation of Arthur Shnitzler's "Reygen", under the
name of "Der tants", but soon in the second production
[bagnugnt?] with reprinting the Warsaw printing of the
translation of Mikrokosmos with his small changes in the
translation [published for four dialogues in the numbers
of November 1913 until May 1914].
Z. Reyzen -- Lexicon of
Yiddish Literature, Vol. II, pp. 117-119.