SHMUEL-MENAKHEM HALEVI FAYN (SAMUEL M. FINE) (1880-November 3, 1938)
He was born in Riteve (Rietavas), Lithuania. He was leader in Mizrachi and a preacher. In 1906 he became the rabbi in Apaščia, near Kovno, and later in Vladimir-Volinsk (Volodymyr Volyns’kyi), Moscow, and Tver. After WWI he came to the United States. In 1928 he became rabbi in Detroit. He authored religious texts in Hebrew and in Yiddish, among them: Yalkut shmuel (Selections by Shmuel) (St. Louis, 1935), 112 pp., Etan shmuel (Might of Shmuel) (St. Louis, 1934), 112 pp., and Zikhron shmuel (Memory of Samuel) (St. Louis, 1931-1932), in Hebrew; and Fun eybigen kval, erklehrungen af file parshes fun der toyre (From an eternal source, explanations of many portions of the Torah), with a preface by A. L. Gelman (St. Louis, 1933-1935), 96 pp., and Di zikhere veg, beobkhtungen un erklehrungen af file problemen in yudentum (The sure pathway, observations and explanations of many problems in Judaism) (Detroit, 1938), 96 pp., in Yiddish
Source: Ohale shem (The tents of Shem) (Pinsk, 1912).
Khayim Leyb Fuks
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