Wednesday, 19 October 2016


            He was born in Torne (Tarnów), western Galicia, into a rabbinical family.  He studied in religious elementary school, yeshivas, and later was a pupil of the rabbi of Przemyśl, Moyshe Mayzilsh, from whom in 1912 he received his permit to officiate as a rabbi.  During WWI he lived in Vienna.  He was the author of several religious texts.  He translated into stylized Yiddish Igeret haramban (The letter of Ramban [Naḥmanides]), which was published together with his own work on morals entitled Yad haemuna (The hand of faith) (Vienna, 1919), 34 pp. (several editions were also published).  The latter work was also composed in stylized Yiddish, so that “everyone would be able to read and understand the good and pious things that they see written here.”  Until WWII he worked as an itinerant teacher in Torne.  He died during the German occupation of Poland.

Source: Approbation of Rabbi Moyshe Mayzilsh to Igeret haramban translation.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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