He was a religious judge in Vilna and other cities in Lithuania. He translated into stylized Yiddish several Hebrew works of a moralistic religious bent. His most important work was the Yiddish-language Tana deve eliyahu (Teacher from the house of Elijah), part A, 268 pp., part 2, 100 pp., published in many editions, the first in Vilna (1900) and the last in New York (1955). Biographical details remain unknown.
Khayim Leyb Fuks