M. was born on 8 September 1855 in Podkamin, Eastern
Galicia, as the son of Berl Broder.
Until age thirteen he
learned in a yeshiva and was renowned as a prodigy.
After his father's death
(1871) he settled in Zlotshev and began to read secular
books in Hebrew, became a cultured person, and learned
German. He continued [poor marriage by giving hours in
From 1892 to 1914 he was a
teacher of religion in the Baron Hirsch school in Sasov,
while at the same time being active in the local
He cofounded a dramatic
circle from which Jacob Mestel came out of.
His literary activity began
with Hebrew songs. Afterwards he was a collaborator in the
Yiddish-German "Israelite" in Vienna and other journals.
In 1890 he made a connection with Jacob Dinezon, who had his Hebrew [zachn]
print "Hatsfirah" and Yiddish in Warsaw's Yiddish
newspaper publications. [Eingichn iz M. chmet ingantsn
ariber tsu idish] known as "Yom" and "Yom Htsyvn"
of the first struggle in Galicia. After the first
World War he lived in Zlotshev, where he passed away on
23 December 1919.
M. composed the four-act
play "Der flichtling" that was put on in Lemberg's
Yiddish theatre, and had his allegorical story "Dem
ashmdais ntskhun", edited from a drama "Dem ashmdais
Lexicon of the New
Yiddish Literature", N.Y., 1965, Vol. 6, pp. 100-102.