Thursday 5 January 2017


ARN YERUKHEM (AHRON JERUCHEM) (May 26, 1904-March 1969)
            He was born in Limanove (Limanowa), eastern Galicia.  His father was the Altshot (Old City) rabbi.  He received ordination into the rabbinate himself in 1927, and was then rabbi in the congregation of Ahavat Tora (Love of Torah) in Vienna.  From 1940 he was living in the United States.  He was a member of the Agudat Harabanim (Union of Orthodox Rabbis).  He was a founder of the relief organization “Ezra” which rescued Jews from the Nazis and brought them to America.  He was the author of religious texts in Hebrew: Ohel raḥel (Rachel’s tent) (New York, 1942), 142 pp.; and Haam beyisrael (The people in Israel) (Vienna, 1938).  In Yiddish: Shuve yisroel (Return, O Israel), “a scream of pain from a bloodied Jewish heart after the Holocaust” (New York, 1947), 32 pp.; and Loy tishkekh (Don’t forget) (New York, 1949), 246 pp., an analysis of the Jewish destruction and our accounting with the world.  In English: Test and Contest (New York, 1960), 34 pp., about his trip to the state of Israel.

Sources: Asher Z. Rand, Toledot anshe shem (Tales of great men) (New York, 1950), p. 65; Who’s Who in World Jewry (New York, 1955), p. 363.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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