Friday 20 October 2017


SHLOYME MILLER (1859-April 25, 1933)
            He was born in Vag-Ohel (?), Hungary, son of the rabbi of Setchin.  He studied with his father and in the Presburg yeshiva.  In 1878 he became rabbi in Setchin.  He was the author of such religious works (in Hebrew-Aramaic and stylized Yiddish) as: Likute tsvi (Tsvi’s collections), “judgments and Mishnahs and prayers” (Paks, 1910), 48 pp.; Ḥovat nashim (Obligations of women), “judgments that a woman is obligated to follow, challah, menstruation, blessing over the candles” (Paks, 1912), 40 pp.; Minḥa belula (Prayers regarding mixtures), “judgments and customs regarding the Sabbath and holidays” (Veizen, 1913), 48 pp.; Sidur shevaḥ shabat (Prayer book in praise of the Sabbath), “the order of the prayers and hymns on Friday night” (Veizen, 1913), 286 pp.  He also translated into stylized Yiddish the anonymous 1795 religious work Ḥovat nashim (“all the manners which have an established time at which women must attend to them”), published in numerous editions in Hungary, Galicia, and Poland, the last ones in Veizen (1937) and Budapest (1945).  He also wrote emendations to his father’s texts, Ḥavatselet hasharon (The lily of Sharon) and Avne ḥoshen (Stones on the [High Priest’s] breastplat).  He died in Sighet, Hungary.

Sources: Zalmen Reysen, Leksikon, vol. 2; Y. Y. Grinvald, Peere ḥakhmat medinotenu (Greatness of the wisdom of our states) (Sighet, 1912); Ohale shem (The tents of Shem) (Pinsk, 1912), p. 428; Avraham Shtern, Melitse esh (Flickers of fire), vol. 3 (Vranov, 1938), p. 72; Bet eked sefarim.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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