Wednesday, 26 October 2016


            He was born in Foltichen (Fălticeni), Romania.  He studied in religious primary school and yeshiva, and received ordination into the rabbinate from the rabbi of Buhuşi.  For a time he was a rabbinical judge in the town of Găești, and from 1889 he was the rabbi of Bârlad.  He was the author of religious texts in Hebrew with stylized Yiddish, among them: Midot ḥakhamim (Character of the sages), “moral instructions and stories of our wise men drawn from the Talmud and Midrash, which teach good morality and behavior with people” (Sighet-Marmației, 1909), 66 pp.; and Ziv hashemesh (Sunshine) (Sighet-Marmației, 1910), 44 pp.

Sources: Sh. N. Gotlib, Ohale shem (The tents of Shem) (Pinsk, 1912), p. 525; Naftali Ben-Menaḥem, Misifrut yisrael beungariya (From the Jewish literature of Hungary) (Jerusalem, 1958), pp. 177, 183.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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