FROYM-ELYE RIBAK (December 28, 1875-1954)
He was born in Tshekhanovtse (Ciechanowiec), Poland. In 1898 he settled in Chicago. He was the rabbi of the “Ḥevra shas” (Talmud study group) in Chicago schools. He published a number of articles in the Yiddish press. He was the author of: Yalkut elye (A collection of Elye) (Chicago, 1942), 77 pp. (Yiddish) and 18 pp. (English); Imre oves, etishe leres in pirke oves (Words of the Fathers, ethical teachings in Pirke avot) (Chicago, 1946), 381 pp.; Avuka (Torch), Hebrew and Yiddish initials r”t in a popular Yiddish (Chicago, 1948), 84 pp. He died in Chicago.