DOVID-ARN VISHNEVITS (DAWID AHARON WISZNEWICZ) (b. 1866)
He was born in the city of Kovno, Lithuania. He studied in religious elementary school and yeshivas, and he received rabbinical ordination. He lived for a long period of time in Krakinove (Krekenava), Lithuania, not wishing to join the rabbinate, but taking up the profession of a barber. In 1896 he immigrated to Johannesburg, South Africa. He was the author of religious works, in Hebrew with some Yiddish: Mate aharon (The staff Aron), “in the light of mysterious homiletical writings,” with a treatise on the Ten Tribes (Vilna, 1899), published in several editions, the last in Zamość in 1930 (209 pp.); Peninim yekarim (Precious jems), sermons on the Torah in Yiddish, the last edition appeared in Jerusalem in 1930 (96 pp.); Imre daat (Words of wisdom), last edition in New York in 1918 (16 pp.). He died in Israel.
Sources: Ben-Tsiyon Ayzenshadt, Dorot haaḥaronim (Generation of the later ones) (New York, 1913), p. 131; Bet eked sefarim.
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