T. was born in 1872 in
Warsaw, Poland. His parents were merchants. He learned
in his youth in a yeshiva and secretly outside courses.
His parents gave him into a
leather business, he became known to the actor
Gottfried, who took him into the then Yiddish theatre
"Eldorado", and T. sensed a deep striving to test his
talent on the stage boards.
T. remained on the stage and
soon became a name as a prudent and good actor. A short
time after that he became regisseur and organized
several troupes, with whom he traveled across Russia
with, where he acquired a great name for himself.
In 1907, when Zandberg
founded the Lodz Grand Theatre a stable Yiddish troupe,
T. there was the premier actor and regisseur, reading
especially [akht oyf] decoration and costumes. Several
years later T. founded in Lodz a "United Troupe", with
which he staged serious dramas, including for the first
time Katzenelson's "Karikaturn".
T. was -- according to Z.
Zylbercweig -- the coach of a young generation of
Yiddish artists. But the various [glgulim], which a
Yiddish actor had to at every time participate in, work
very well on his health condition: his voice lost its
splendor, later receiving a paralysis, and from an
active actor T. became a theatrical understudy. A Jew --
a [pkh], always found to be a proverbial