L. was born in 1884 in Tomaszow, Lublin Gubernia,
Poland, to very religious parents. Three years later the
family moved to Tishovitz, where he learned in cheders
and was self-taught in the Russian, Polish and German
languages. At the age of thirteen he began to write
songs in Hebrew. He married in 1901and continued to
study languages and read Hebrew literature. There came a
conflict between him and his mother-in-law's parent and
he went in 1903 to Warsaw. From there he migrated across
Poland until he became in Dombrove a teacher for a rich
man in his home. Here L. began to write in Yiddish.
In 1905 he immigrated to
America where he often was an attendee at the Yiddish
theatre and he wrote plays. In 1910 he returned to
Poland and in 1913 returned to America. In 1914 he
began to publish sketches in "Fa'sh" and then in "Kunds"
and "Varheyt" under his own name, and also the pseudonyms
"Yosele senders son", "Yosele tishvitshers son" and "Likhtiger".
L. published a book ("Humoristishe
shreiften", publisher "Progress", N. Y., 1917) with
monologue, published humoresques, songs and the
one-acters: "Er shteht in shidukhim" (A tragi-comedy in
one act), "Patsientn" (a tragi-comedy bild in one
act), "Ferbiten dos kind" (a tragi-comedy in one act)
"Heyse hvalies" (a comedy in one act) and "Di
ibergeblibene" (a time-one-acter).
Sidney Licht -- "Humoristishe
shriften", New York, 1917, pp. 310-16.