Y. was born on 28 March 1878 in Deretshin, Grodno
He learned in the Zhetler
yeshiva with Rabbi R' Moshe-Isaac.
In 1892 he traveled with his
parents to Lodz, where he learned German and became
familiar with German literature.
In 1896 he began his
literary activity in "Hatsfirah" under the pseudonym of
Sh. Dotshkin and later participated in other Hebrew
In 1898 he immigrated to
America, where he had in 1906 begun to write in Yiddish.
Since 1913 Y. was an editorial member in New York's
"Morning Journal", and since 1920 was a co-editor.
In 1911 there was published
in New York in the publishing house "Mehr likht" Y.'s
translation of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's "Emilia
Galotti, a tragedy in 5 acts" [p. 109, 16°].
Y. together with Dr.
and M. Elkin made preparations to issue an "encyclopedia
of Yiddish theatre", and to send away edited
Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon of
Yiddish Literature", Vol. 1, pp. 1265-66.
D. B. -- Bikher, "Fraye
N. Y., 8 July 1911.