Friday 20 October 2017


            He was born in Ohel, Slovakian Hungary, into a rabbinical family.  He attended yeshivas and in 1908 became rabbi of Parkasd, near Budapest.  He led the struggle against the Reform movement, which had gained strength in Hungary at that time.  He authored religious texts in Hebrew-Aramaic.  In stylized Yiddish, he wrote: Veda ma shetashiv (And know what to answer [a heretic]), a discussion with a Reform advocate (Veizen, 1909), 32 pp.; and Lashon limudim (Language of study), “the way to teach Jewish children respect at home, in synagogue, and among people” (Veizen, 1910), 64 pp.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 2; Y. Y. Grinvald, Peere ḥakhmat medinotenu (Greatness of the wisdom of our states) (Sighet, 1912).
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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