SHIMSHEN TENIN (b. 1857)
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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