Born in Lodz to a Hassidic family his father died when he was young. He wrote poetry in Hebrew at age 12 and began to be published in a newspaper in Lodz. He was a German prisoner in WWI. After WWI he lived in Warsaw. During WWII, he worked for Oneg Shabes and was a mailman in the Warsaw Ghetto. Some of his poetry and prose chronicles of ghetto life survived in the Ringelblum Archive. He died of typhoid in the ghetto. His wife and child were killed.