Born in1856 in Grodno, Polish Lithuania,
in a well-to-do family. He received a traditional Jewish
education, and already as a child excelled in learning,
but his temperament of a genuine artistic nature had
driven him into the purity of the Jewish badkhanim
As a badkhan, Z. was very accepted into
the Livtak-Jewish regions, mainly after traveling from
Alikum Tsunzer to America.
Due to difficult material conditions in
the time of the World War, Z. performed in concerts in
Vilna and Grodno, but with old-fashioned with his
programs and themes, he hadn't any success and passed
away in need after a severe heart illness on 11 May 1922
in Vilna's "Mshmrs hkhulim".
Of Z.'s songs there were published "Di
sfirh" and datsu three songs that were presented
for us in file grosartige hoykhtsaytn in
society"... " 1) "Dos papirl"; 2) "Di komode"; 3) "Der
lakh" (publisher I. L. Mtz, Vilna, 1883), 32 pp.), and
"Dos yudishe herts" (Vilna 1917, 48 pp.), where he tried
shoyn dikhtn National-Zionistic songs.
Z. in "Pinkus far der geshikte fun vilne
in di yorn fun melkhome un okupatsye" (Vilna 1922),
published his interesting memoirs about badkhanim.