M. was born on 21 April 1913
in Volkovinietz (Volkovintsy), Vinitzer region, Ukraine,
to poor parents.
In 1927 he completed a
Yiddish school. In 1929 he went away to Kharkov, where
he worked in a factory and [dernentert] with a
then-young Yiddish writers Emanuel Kozakevitsh, Hirsh
Dobin, Tevye Gen, Hirshke Dimant and in 1931 he debuted
in a Kharkov publication "Literatur un kunst" with a
book narrative(?) "Mishmoyres beytn zikh".
In 1932 he went into the
Yiddish department of the Kharkov Pedagogical Institute.
In 1934 he went over to the Yiddish department of the
Moscow State Pedagogical Institute, and issued the
second book narrative "Untern regnboygn". In 1935 he
composed in an almanac "Sovetish" the great narrative
In 1936, after finishing the
institute, he settled in Bira Bidzhon, where he for two
years worked as a teacher, afterwards as a journalist in
"Birobidzhaner shtern", where he also published stories
and theatre reviews, while at the same time also noting
and critiquing [ophandlungen] in the Birobidzhaner "Forpost"
and almanac "Bira bidzhan".
In 1947 M. wrote the play "Er
iz fun birobidzhan", which on 6 November 1947 was staged
under the direction of Alex Shteyn in the Bira Biozhaner
State Theatre. At the end of 1947 in the Moscow
publication "Der emet" published book form with the
larger publication "Biro Bidzhan".