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Rabbi Uri David Ben Yosef Aperion (Apiryon?) of Zagare Lithuania, late 19th centrury #lithuania #rabbinic


ajstonevt@...
 

Hello, I'm wondering if anyone has any additional information about this individual, his life or his family beyond the limited facts that I've been able to find so far on line.  
Rabbi Uri David Ben Yosef Aperion was apparently a leader in the Zagare jewish community in the late 19th century and wrote a a work of religious scholarship called "Sefer Apiryon Dovid" that supposedly won him some acclaim - I found reprints of it still available for sale on Amazon and other site, but only in Hebrew.  I would love to find an english translation of it or find someone to look at it and just summarize for me what it is about, as well as seeing if it contains any details about his life and his family, as i try to trace my lineage back to him. Thanks so much for any responses? 
 


David Lewin
 

At 21:44 22/08/2020, ajstonevt via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
Hello, I'm wondering if anyone has any additional information about this individual, his life or his family beyond the limited facts that I've been able to find so far on line. 
Rabbi Uri David Ben Yosef Aperion was apparently a leader in the Zagare jewish community in the late 19th century and wrote a a work of religious scholarship called "Sefer Apiryon Dovid" that supposedly won him some acclaim - I found reprints of it still available for sale on Amazon and other site, but only in Hebrew.  I would love to find an english translation of it or find someone to look at it and just summarize for me what it is about, as well as seeing if it contains any details about his life and his family, as i try to trace my lineage back to him. Thanks so much for any responses?
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Aperion is NOT a name.  It is a litter as in  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litter_(vehicle
The word is used to describe the exalt an individual ( who would have been important enpugh to be carried in such a litter)

David Lewin


Debbie Lifshitz
 

The name is Uri David ben Yosef EFRON (the letter Peh is also pronounced Feh, and the title of the book is a play on the two sounds of this letter: in the name a Feh and in the title Peh.)
Hope this helps,
Debbie Lifschitz
Jerusalem


Ittai Hershman
 

A PDF of the short book is available at https://hebrewbooks.org/18.  It is in the genre of rabbinic responsa.  It seems highly unlikely to me that you would find am English translation as it is a specialized genre with its own assumptions of an underlying cultural literacy.

You can find more about the genre of Rabbinic Responsa in Wikipedia.

Ittai Hershman
NYC


ajstonevt@...
 

Thank you for clarifying that.  It is confusing because in addition to seeing it used as this Rabbi's surname in multiple sources, I do see it used as a surname in a lot of other records on JewishGen, like the example below.  I thought I was on the right track since a number of these records with this name are from the same region and timeframe as where this Rabbi lived and worked, so I assumed they might be relatives, but I guess based on what you say they are all likely errors.  Thank you again.   


ajstonevt@...
 

Thank you, that is fascinating.  I'm trying to understand the purpose - would the intentional twisting of the author's name for the title have been done to reflect some honorific title? I cant imagine that it was just for some kind of grammatical humor...
Unfortunately I cant seem to find any reference to him or his relatives under the name Efron anywhere at all so far, but its another lead to follow, thanks again!