Tuesday 17 January 2017


            He was born in Tsfat (Sefad), Israel, into a rabbinical family.  He studied under his father.  In 1918 he traveled to Poland, where he studied in the yeshiva at Oświęcim (Auschwitz) and later at Pressburg.  In 1925 he moved to the United States.  After graduating from the yeshiva of Rabbi Yitskhok Elchonon in New York, he received ordination into the rabbinate.  He served as rabbi in various synagogues in New York.  He published articles on religious issues in: Amerikaner (American) and Hapardes (The orchard) in New York.  In book form: Dos natsyonal-religyeze vort (The national-religious word), sermons from holidays and other occasions (New York, 1935), 127 pp. in Yiddish, 88 pp. in English.  He was last living in Brooklyn, New York.  He was rabbi of Shaare Tefila Synagogue.

Sources: P. Vyernik, in Morgn-zhurnal (New York) (May 19, 1935); Sh. Erdberg, in Tog (New York) (May 25, 1935).
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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