Grandson of Berl Broder.
Born in 1887 in Zlotshev,
In 1891 he went with his
parents to Sosov, where he completed four classes at the
Baron Hirsch school.
At the age of ten he began
to work for a goldsmith in Zlotshev. Under the influence
of his father, he began to write songs, at first in
German, later changing to Yiddish.
In 1904 he settled in Krakow
and together with Jacob Kener he led the Poalei Zion...in Western Galicia.
In 1906 he debuted in the
"Yidish arbayter", afterwards in various Yiddish
During the First World War
when the Austrians had returned to occupy Zlotshev, M.
wrote his drama "Moshiach", which was put on through the
worker studios in Galicia, and after living for a short time
in Vienna, he immigrated to America.
In the beginning he held a
position as a goldsmith. Afterwards he became a dealer.
Here he participated in periodic publications, and in
1957 published in New York a book "Three Generations"
(songs from his grandfather, feuilletons from his
father, and his own songs with biographies of all
On 4 May 1958 M. passed away
in New York.
"Lexicon of the New
Yiddish Literature", N.Y., 1965, Volume 6, pp. 97-98.