Z. was born in 1875 in
Slonim, Grodno Gubernia, Poland, as an only child of
Until age seventeen he
learned Talmud and other courses, especially later in a
From time to time he
published various articles in Hebrew journals while
known as Ben-Emrm, Ben-Tsvi, M. Hirshenzon et al.
Since 1904 he has published
feuilletons and humoresques in the Yiddish press, the
most under the name M. Iktselbuz (sp).
Z. worked in the following one-acters:
"A guter retsept"; "Freulein Margareta"; "Dos
children's play); "Tsukrigt" (scene-monologue
in one scene, published in R. Mazin's "Frelikhes
tashenbukh", London, 1903); "Der yubiler onshikh"; "Arkhitektor pampzhkin"; "Di shpanke izshuldik"; "Der man oyf der probe".
All the one-acters were performed by many amateur
Z. also faveydisht the
"Gitele rb sheht" (after "Yalmar
bergstrem"); "Eynzame" (after Gerhard
Hauptmann's "Eynzame mentshn"); "Der foter,
oder, Der vort
fun tsveyfl" (after A. Strindberg); the translated "Fir zayere"
from G. Zapolska; "Doctor Kerry" from Henri
Dzhuns; "Ri Ere" from Zuderman, that
was until now not performed.
- Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon
fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish
Literature)", Vol. I, pp. 1016-7.