Monday 25 July 2016


MEYER-TSVI-HIRSH ZAKHMAN (1850-December 13, 1940)
            He was born in Krystynopil (Krisnepolye), near Belz, eastern Galicia, into a rabbinic family.  He received rabbinical ordination.  When the Russian occupied Galicia during WWI, he escaped to Vienna.  He came to the United States in 1920, was a cofounder of “Agudath Anshei Mamod Ubeis Vead Lachachomim” (Society of the Supporters of the House of Sages) in New York.  He author the religious works: Ḥidushe tora (Torah novellae) (Munkásc, 1928), 162 pp.; Imre yeshara (Words of righteousness) (Munkásc, 1928), 25 pp. Hebrew-Aramaic, 55 pp. Yiddish.  The latter contains a commentary on “the pious man” with a Yiddish translation in the language of Carpathian Jewry, rich in distinctive, folkish expressions.  He died in New York.

Sources: Kh. Liberman, in Kiryat sefer (Jerusalem) 27 (1950/1951); Bet eked sefarim; information from Rabbi Yosef-Eliyahu Henkin (New York).
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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