Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Israel Joshua (I. J.) Singer
(Yisroel Yehoshua Zinger)

 

S. was born on 30 November 1893 in Bilgoraj, Lublin Gubernia, Poland.

His father was a rabbi.

Until the age of seventeen he learned in a yeshiva, kibbutzim and Beit HaMedrash.

In secret he read Hebrew and Yiddish literature.

Later he became an actor, working with various crafts.

In 1915 S. debuted in the Yiddish press and later became one of the prominent Yiddish writers in Poland.

S. composed "Erd-veys", a drama in three scenes (from the "Kultur-lige [Culture League]", Warsaw, 1922, 52 pp., 16), and he translated Zhulavski's "Der suf fun moshiakh", also known as "Shabtai zvi" (from "Di tseyt", Warsaw, 1921), which was performed by Vik"t in Warsaw.

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish Literature)", Vol. I, pp. 1084-1087.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 791.
 

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