Born on 23 July 1885 in
Snitkov, Podolia, into a Chasidic family. He learned
with melamdim and in a Beit HaMedrash. At
age fourteen he became an orphan, and M. became a
teacher in a yishuv. 1903 -- immigrated to New
York, from where in 1904 he sent skits and stories
to London's 'Arbayter fraynd". 1906 -- he went to
London, where he wrote actively. At the end of 1907 --
he returned to America, where he became active both as a
journalist and as an editor and publisher of various
periodic publications in Yiddish.
In 1912 in "Keneder odler",
there was published M.'s children's one-acter, "Pesakh
tsum seder", which was under the direction of the author
[and was] staged in Toronto's Yiddish National Dem. Shul.
In 1913 he published in "Keneder
adler" a novel "Baym rebin in hoyf", which he soon
thereafter dramatized, and the play was staged on 19
December 1913 under the direction of Rubin Breynin,
under the name "Di goldene keyt" (a historic, realistic
play in four acts), in Montreal's Peoples Theatre (with
Morris and Dora Weissman in the main roles). Later the
play was performed in Winnipeg in the Quint Theatre.
In 1916, through "amateurs"
in Minneapolis, there was staged M.'s two-acter "Tsurikgekumen",
which in the same year was printed in Chicago's "Record"
(Editor: Kalmon Marmor").