Born in 1884 in Opolye, Lublin region, Poland, into a
Chasidic family. he learned in religious elementary
schools, and on his own in synagogue study halls. He
worked as a forester. In 1906 he arrived in Warsaw and
debuted in 1909 in "Unzer leben (Our Lives)," then in
other publications in both Yiddish and Hebrew. He
published in satirical newspapers from time to time, as
well as a series of holiday pages under the name of "Blumen
1911 he was a regular contributor to "Moment," for which he wrote stories, humoresques and feuilletons, and from
1926 he was editor of the magazine's section "The Crooked Mirror." In 1919 he edited the illustrated humoristic weekly
periodical called "The
published the booklet: "Inm rash (Amid the Noise)" in 1921,
and "The Green Bridge" in 1924.
the operetta, "Di froyn-gegner (The Women's
Adversary)," which was staged in 1918 by Michalesko in Warsaw, then
in Lodz, and in the Polish province, and the comedy, "Khoyves
(Debt?)," which was staged in 1932 in Warsaw.
the play, "Debt," Nakhum Meisel writes:
to see 'Debt,' a comedy, written by a Warsaw writer (Bontshe--A.
Rozenfeld) about the local life, stage director--Moshe
Lipman. A regisseur who has behind him a fine artistic
history. The play however is a weak one, a shoddy one. A
bankrupt Warsaw Jew, he had saved some money in a bank
'Units,' and a beli-khubut came to him.
They arrived in the first act, they arrived in the
second act, they arrived in the third act, and they
screamed and quarreled about how the world stands. No
one acted in the play, but they shouted the play, and
without end. The fabric of the play--a number in a
revue theatre, is attractive by itself in the entirety
of the three acts in which jokes were inserted, as well
as songs, couplets, and in the play several fine actors
performed, who would gekont and gemegt
wrote for the small Yiddish art theatres.
in the Warsaw ghetto during the Nazi Occupation.
Turkow remarked [at his burial]:
the Genscher Cemetery, which is already lying on the
'fresher side,' ...died a 'natural death' and found
eternal rest in the literary alee of the Jewish
"Lexicon of the New Yiddish Literature," New York,
1956, Vol. 1, p. 223.
N.M.-- In di varshever yidishe teatern, "Litbl't,"
Warsaw, N'6, 1932.