Zichron Yakov #rabbinic


Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Recently, the remnants of a book were found under the floor of a
house in the shtetl of Kupiskis, Lithuania, which was owned by the
present Mayor of the town.

In all probability it belonged to the pre-1941 former Jewish owner.
The information on the front page of the book is as follows:

Title - Zichron Yakov - Remember Jacob
Torah Interpretation
By Yakov Gefen
Publisher - Vilna Publisher, F. Garbera, Zavalaya Street, Bldg. 25.

Can someone identify this book for me and tell me something about it
and its use? Perhaps tell me about the author?

Ann Rabinowitz
Miami Beach, FL


Aryeh Lopiansky <alop@...>
 

On 2007.05.21, Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@bellsouth.net> wrote:

Recently, the remnants of a book were found under the floor of a
house in the shtetl of Kupiskis, Lithuania [...]
The information on the front page of the book is as follows:
Title - Zichron Yakov - Remember Jacob
Torah Interpretation
By Yakov Gefen
Publisher - Vilna Publisher, F. Garbera, Zavalaya Street, Bldg. 25.
Can someone identify this book for me and tell me something about it
and its use? Perhaps tell me about the author?
There is a website called Hebrewbooks.org which has some 11,000
rabbinic books available for free download. The book "Zichron
Yaakov" is available there. >from the little that I read in the
introduction it appears that the author lived in Kupiskes, and
therefore received an approbation >from the Rabbi of that town. Also,
although the book was published in 1915, the approbation was written
in 1895. It contains novellae on several tractaes of the Talmud.

Aryeh Lopiansky
Jerusalem


Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

On 2007.05.31, I asked

Title - Zichron Yakov - Remember Jacob
Torah Interpretation
By Yakov Gefen
Publisher - Vilna Publisher, F. Garbera, Zavalaya Street, Bldg. 25.

Can someone identify this book for me and tell me something about it
and its use? Perhaps tell me about the author?
I want to thank everyone who responded to my posting about the
Zichron Yakov book for their generosity in looking up the
information for me.

It has helped me to connect the book with the family of the author
and perhaps determine who owned it.

Ann Rabinowitz