Born in September 1898 in
Ciechanow, Poland. He received a traditional Jewish
education. He learned in the famous Ger yeshiva, later
switching to secular studies. In his younger years, he
continued in the Poalei Zion youth movement, and he
participated in their organ "Freie yugent".
Due to political reasons, he
left Warsaw and arrived in Vienna in 1919, where he
worked in Ts"b in the Borokhov archive. After the split
during the world conference of Poalei Zion, he left
Vienna and arrived in America. Here he became an active
member of the left Poalei Zion party and
participated in the "Proletariat shtime", and later with
publicity work in "oyfkum", "Di feder" and other
literary editions. He also was the correspondent for the
Vienna "Morgenpost", later of the "Neye tseyt", where he
wrote often about Yiddish theatre in America.
R. continued in the Yiddish
theatre and became a press agent for various Yiddish
theatres. In 1929 he took on a tour of Europe a single
Yiddish marionette theatre "Modicot". In 1935-36
he issued a monthly theatre and radio journal under the
name "Teater un radio velt (Theatre and Radio World)",
where he printed reviews and theatre articles.
In 1953 he took over the
Broadway "President Theatre", where there was staged,
under his management, "A House on Grand Street" by Kadya
Molodovska, and in 1954 -- in English, the Israel play "Berbus
hngb" by Igal Mosenzon.