V. was born on 14 April 1892 in Trisk, Volin.
His father was a cantor
for the Trisk rabbi.
Until the age of twelve
he studied in cheders, afterwards in yeshivas in
Rovno and Brisk.
At sixteen he took other
He lived in Warsaw and
in other towns in Poland and the Ukraine.
He was employed
part-time with an accountant and taught part-time.
Due to military service
he immigrated at the age of twenty-one to America
where he did various trades, until he became a
teacher in the Yiddish school.
He debuted in 1914
with a song in "Dos idishe folk", and since
then has become a regular contributor, and later an
editor for various literary publications.
V. composed "Dos
far'khshuf'te land", a drama in three acts (printed
1-3, 1929), and several one-acters for children.
From him comes "A mol un
a mol" printed in "Di kleyne folkstsaytung", Warsaw,
22 June 1928, and in 1929 he staged with Sara Kindman in the Arbeiter-Ring (Workmen's Circle) in
- Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon
fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish
Literature)", Vol. I, pp. 949-50.