Sunday 29 July 2018


YUDE-LEYB PERLMAN (b. September 17, 1936)
            He was born in the village of Timkovits (Tsimkavichy), near Minsk, Byelorussia.  He studied in yeshivas.  Until 1890 he was a Talmud teacher in Slutsk, Kalvarye (Kalvarija), and Vilna.  He authored ethical religious texts in Yiddish (signed “Yehude Leyb mi-Vilna), and he translated into a popular Yiddish: “Seliot” (Penitential prayers), “Kinot” (Dirges), “Hoshanot” (Hosannas), and other prayers (Vilna, 1889).  His Yiddish prayer book, Minkhes yude (Yehuda’s prayers), with his own commentaries in Yiddish (published in many editions, the first in Vilna in 1892), includes a preface by Rabbi Reynes of Lida.

Sources: Ben-Tsien Ayzenshtadt, Dor rabanav vesofrav (A generations of rabbis and authors), vol. 2 (Vilna, 1900), pp. 40-41; archival materials.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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