Writer and philanthropist. Born in Ebenezer Square, Whitechapel. He became deeply involved with the Zionist cause, and travelled widely; speaking and writing on its behalf. His works earned him the nickname 'The Dickens of the Ghetto'. His play 'The Melting Pot' was hugely popular in the United States and its title became synonymous in describing the American absorption of immigrants. Died at the Oakhurst Nursing Home in Midhurst, Sussex.
Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk