Lives in the Yiddish Theatre


A. Leyeles
(Aaron Glantz; Glanz)


Born on 1 February 1889 in Vlotslavek, Poland. He was raised in Lodz, where his parents had moved, and where his father (who had from time to time written in "HaMelits") was a teacher in the artisan's Talmud Torah.

He received his first education in the Talmud Torah and later completed the artisan school in Lodz. In 1905 went away to London, where he had for a time attended the university and corresponded in an organ of S'S in Vilna, "Der nayer veg."

1909 -- arrived in New York and began to participate in various periodical publications with publicity-like and literary critical articles.

Since November 1914 he has been one of the internal main contributors of "Tog" in New York, where he published publicity articles and political and social themes, reviews and critical papers about Yiddish and English books and theatre. For a certain time, L. also was the official theatre critic for "Der tog" in New York.

Among his books that he has issued, one also finds: "Shelomoh Molkho, a dramatic poem in ten scenes, Vilna publishing house of  B. Kletzkin, Vilna 1926" [104 pp., 16. Previously printed in New York's "Tsukunft"], "Osher lemlen, a drama in eight scenes, Vilna publishing house of B. Kletzkin, Vilna 1928" [99 pp., 16. Previously printed in New York's "Der hamer," February-April 1928].


In the "Freie arbeiter shtime" [15 April -- 24 June 1932], L. published his new play "Ziger un bazigte (a drama in eleven scenes) by A. Leyeles (Glantz)", from which he also printed fragments in the "Literarishe bleter," introducing them with this article "Vegn mayn nayer drame 'Trotsky' ("Literarishe bleter", 19, 1932).

  • Sh. Niger -- [article], "Tsukunft," N. Y., March 1927.

  • B. Ts. Goldberg -- Zind un derleyzung, "Der tog," N. Y., 11 June 1927.

  • M. Olgin -- A. leyeles, "Der hamer," N. Y., July 1927.

  • Israel Stern -- Mkkh shlomo mulkhu, "Literarishe bleter," Warsaw, 17, 1927.

  • Aaron Zeitlin -- Vegn tsvey drames, "Di yidishe velt," Warsaw, V, 1928.

  • Kh. Frish -- Nokh a moshiakh-piese, "Der moment," Warsaw, 15 February 1929.

  • B. Ts. Goldberg -- Tsvishn shreyber un bikher, "Der tog," N. Y., 6 April 1929.

  • Dr. Jacob Shatzky -- Osher lemlen, "Di vokh," 7, 1930.

  • N. Veynig -- Di historishe drames fun a. leyeles, "Literarishe bleter," Warsaw, 2, 1930.

  • Y. Rapoport -- Leyeleses moshiakh-dramen, "Fraye shriftn," Warsaw, 10, 1930.

  • Y. R. Brinman -- A. leyeles, "Di vogshol," Warsaw, 1931, pp. 12-16.






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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1159.

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