Born on 18 April 1901 in
Yaruga, Podolia Gubernia, Ukraine. He studied in the
Mohilev-Podolsk school of commerce. Kleynerheyt
he wrote songs in Hebrew. 1923 - he arrived in America.
He studied in Columbia University, graduated from
Brooklyn College for jurisprudence.
1924 -- debuted in Yiddish
in "Di feder", and since then has published many songs,
essays about literature, sketches, articles, humoresques
and translations in various periodical editions in
America and foreign as well, under the pseudonym of "Ber
Grin, R. Kahir, A. Shprintsin, A. Yaruger, A toronter",
especially in the "Morgn-freyheyt", where he was a
steady contributor. P. also edited a number of literary
journals and published a book of songs, "Blumen unter
shney", and a brochure "Naftali botwin".
As a young student, he
participated as a prompter, actor and stage director in
Yiddish amateur productions in Bessarabia, later in a
series of cities in Connecticut, America.
A member of the repertoire
committee with "Artef", he wrote for them a pantomime
play "Motel peysi dem khazan's in amerike" (staged by an
American dance group during the 1930/31 season),