Thursday 13 July 2017


SIMKHE MALIN (d. 1943)
            He was born in Brisk (Brest), Lithuania.  He studied in the yeshivas of Volozhin, Kovno, Slonim, and Slobodka, among others.  In 1918 he became a rabbi in Bialystok.  He was the author of such religious texts as: Torat hanikur hashalem (The complete laws of porging) (Bialystok, 1926), 152 pp.; Torat hasheḥita vehabedika (Ritual slaughter and inspection) (Bialystok, 1935), 134 pp.; Praktishe metode fun treybern fleysh loyṭ di foderungen fun der letster tsayt (in shaykhes mitn nayem shkhite-gezets in poyln) (Practical method for porging meat, according to the requirements of the recent times, in conjunction with the new slaughtering laws in Poland) (Warsaw-Bialystok, 1936), 63 pp.  He also published articles in the Bialystok newspaper Undzer lebn (Our life).  He was killed in the Bialystok ghetto during the Nazi occupation.

Sources: M. N., in Dos vort (Vilna) (1926); Byalistoker almanakh (Bialystok almanac) (Bialystok, 1931); Byalistoker leksikon (Bialystok handbook) (Bialystok, 1935); Byalistoker bilder album (Bialystok picture album) (New York, 1951).
Yankev Kahan

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