P. was born on 6 April 1889
in Radomysl, Kiev Gubernia, Ukraine, into a cultured
At first he
learned Yiddish and Hebrew through his father; later he
graduated with an award from a Yiddish primary school, and
he also excelled as a student in the Russian city
At the age of fourteen he
immigrated with his parents to Chicago, America, where
he worked as a cigar maker.
Since 1920 he was a
co-worker at the Socialist weekly paper "Di idishe
arbeyter-velt", where he also wrote reviews about
In 1919 he joined
the "Idisher kurier (Yiddish Courier)", where he edited
the worker's section, and also was a correspondent for
the "Idishe kemfer (Yiddish Combatant)", for which
he wrote reviews about the Yiddish theatre.
On 20 April 1917 in
Gertner's Pavilion Theatre, P.'s "A tsebrakhene heym,
a social lebnsbild in four acts" was put on (with Muni
Weisenfreund as "Ber veynshteyn", Pauline Offerman, Esther
Field, Adolf and Betty Gertner et al).
In 19 June 1922 P. passed
away (from a brain inflammation) in Chicago.
M. E. from Adolf Gertner,
Director A. Margolin and Kalman Marmor.