peyse

peyse

(peɪz; piːz)
vb (tr)
to balance or equalize in weight
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The idiom of orphanhood is certainly explicit in the case of the "lucky orphan," Motl, son of Peyse the cantor, the eponymous hero of Sholem Aleichem's novel about an immigrant youngster from eastern Europe (on which he was still working when he died in New York in 1916).
In 1910, Sholem's Motl Peyse dem Chazans (Motl, the Son of Cantor Peyse) appeared--stories concerning a young musician, Motl, who hopes to devote himself to music by marrying the daughter of a rich baker.
Then, a brief stroke of luck: The New York World, the largest newspaper in New York City, offered to print in English the stories on Motl, Son of Cantor Peyse, under the title "Off for America," in its Sunday Magazine, which was syndicated throughout the country and reached about five million readers weekly.