B. was born on 23 July 1892
in Grabowiec, Lublin Gubernia, Poland, the oldest son of
a Trisker Chasid. He was in an errand boy in Warsaw in a
flower shop, and when Arnstein was directing "amateurs"
Pinski's "Izyk sheftel", B. prompted, such that he also
prompted in the studio, that Peretz and David Herman
founded. Later he acted with "amateurs" in a [shtal] in
In 1912 B. with his family
came to America, here working in various trades until he
traveled to Cincinnati, where he became a [kalkher] and
wallpaper hanger(?), and he founded a dramatic club,
which performed an entire winter each Sabbath at night.
In 1914 B.'s one-acter "Vos iz glik?" was staged, then
B. was taken into a troupe (Mrs. Weisenfreund, Bernardi
and his wife, David Meyerovitsh and Aaron Psakhies),
that performed in Cincinnati "Arbel-praze", published
skits and humoresques in various periodic publications,
published a drama "Shpener" (drama in 4 acts, publisher
"Teater-shpiel", New York, 1924) [64 p., 16°], with a
forward from A. Almai, the one-acters "Zi un er"
(compositor "Dos vort"), "Prints" ("Der pioner", 1,
1925), and "Der mentsh" (allegorical play, in the
jubilee issue of "Di prese", 1928).
B. also wrote a drama "Oyfn
himel a irid", which can be found in print.
Zalmen Reyzen --
"Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vol. I, p. 258.
A. V. Biderman --
Tsum tsentn yortseyt fun I. L. Peretz, "Di feder", N.
Y., May, 1925)
Itzhak Tsvi --
Retsenzies "Literarishe bleter", 35, 1925.