M. was born in 1894 in
Bobruisk, White Russia. As a youth he was a
maskhil and received a religious education. At age
twenty he graduated as an extern from the gymnasium at Plotsk (Poland), and six years later graduated as a
medical doctor. For two years he practiced as a doctor,
he finally moving over exclusively to the writing
profession, which he began later in 1904.
M. debuted as a
correspondent in feuilletons in the Russian and Hebrew
press, but from 1907 he dedicated himself only to
the Yiddish press, where he worked as a publicist, poet,
theatre critic and in feuilletons in various newspapers in
Europe and America.
Since 1922 M. is an
editorial member of the Chicago daily Yiddish newspaper "Courier",
where he directed the Chicago theatre department, and he also
wrote theatre critiques under the pseudonym "Avrahaml".
At the Chicago
newspaper and in other Yiddish newspapers, M. published
several critiques and papers about the work of
Shakespeare, Tolstoy and Ibsen on the Yiddish stage,
and a range of "revolt" articles against the songs of
praise(?) from the American Yiddish press about the stage
performances of the Vilna Troupe in America.
In 1914 M. translated Henri
Bernstein's "Samson" and Paul Lindoy's "Der anderer",
which had been staged. He also had in the "Courier"
published a collection of Yiddish theatre elements of