M. was born on 24 December 1866 in Warsaw, Poland, into
a religious, poor family. He learned in a cheder. Later
he worked as a carver, and a the same time, as a
meschil (cultured, intelligent person) he [opgegeben]
In 1891 he went away to
America, where he had at first worked as a carver, then
he was a merchant of [tsukervarg] and he became a
In 1891 he debuted with a
satire on anarchism in "Di arbeyter tseytung", then he
became permanent publicist and feuilletonist in the
"Forward' and "Tsukunft", of which he in 1907 also
was editor. Later he wrote many articles and papers
about secular and Yiddish plays, Marxist, territorialist,
cynicism, et al.
In 1892 M. participated in
the discussion, which was initiated in the New York "Di
arbeyter tseytung" between Jacob Gordin and the readers
of the newspaper, due to Gordin's adaptation of
Goldfaden's plays "Mlits yushr" and "Moshiakhs tseytn".
In 1906 in Warsaw's
publishing house "Di proletarishe velt" there was
published "Gerhard Hauptmann, "Di veber (The Weaver)", a
drama in five acts, translated by Jacob Milch [1906, 92
pp., 16° in the same year also in Vilna it was
published, etc. Ben-Gur's translation of the same play].
In his book "Idishe
problemen" (N. Y. 1920), he also published articles
about Asch's "God of Vengeance" and about "Shylock".
Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Literature", pp. 402-406.
Zalmen Zylbercweig --
"Hintern farhang", Vilna, 1930, pp. 118-139.
I. Rapoport --
Gerhart hautpmann, "Vokhnshrift", Warsaw, 45, 1932.