SHIFRE BAS YEHUDA-LEYB (19th century)
Her father was head of the rabbinic court of Lublin, which is where she may have been born. She translated the women’s prayer “Shaare teshuva” (Gates of prayer) (Vilna, 1872), “a reprint from the edition of 1868.” “The author of this prayer for women was a saintly and pious man in the land of Israel, writing in the language of holiness, which people have had for a century but was only recently translated…. Mrs. Shifre, daughter of the genius, the rabbi, the famous teacher Yehuda Leyb, head of the rabbinic court of the Jewish community of Lublin.”
Sources: Shmuel Niger, in Der pinkes (Vilna) (1912), p. 132.
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