Tuesday 11 April 2017


            He was born in Mishkolts (Miskolc), Hungary, into a rabbinical family.  He was a grandson of “Kedushes Yisroel” (Holiness of Israel).  For a time he lived in Budapest where he received ordination into the rabbinate.  From 1891 he was rabbi in Urmin (Ürmény), later in Nitra-Mege.  He was also headmaster of the local yeshiva there.  He authored religious texts in Hebrew and stylized Yiddish.  He edited and published the Orthodox weekly newspaper in Yiddish: Mekhazikei hadas (Strengtheners of the faith) in Nitra (1910-1914).  He died in Vienna.

Sources: Sh. N. Gotlib, Ohale shem (The tents of Shem) (Pinsk, 1912), p. 212; information from M. Vega in New York.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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