Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The city of dwelling given for Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Tzalel Yachin הרב צבי הירש קאהן צלאליכין in his book Imre Tzvi

Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Tzalel Yachin was a Rabbi and Wine Merchant/Vintner who came to Palestine with the First Aliyah in 1900. His commentary on the Talmud was published posthumously in Jerusalem in 1922, titled Imre Tzvi.

Interestingly, under his name on the title page, where traditionally the city of origin of the author was stated, appears "Menachato Kavod Behar Hazetim Beyerushalayim" His honorable resting place on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem...

Apparently, his city of residence, Rehovot, was not respectable enough for a Rabbi in that period and the publishers felt that it would be more appealing to use his final resting place, the Mount of Olives on the title page.

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