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Author photo. Postcard of Yiddish-language author en:I.L. Peretz

Postcard of Yiddish-language author en:I.L. Peretz

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Isaac Leib (I.L.) Peretz was born into an Orthodox Jewish family in the small Polish town of Zamosc. DAt 25, Peretz became a lawyer and spent 10 years building a successful practice in Zamosc. He began to publish poems and lyrics, first in Hebrew and Polish and then in Yiddish. In 1886, Peretz lost his license to practice law due to unfounded and false accusations, and moved with his family to Warsaw.
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