Vunder, Meir

Published by Yerushalayim; Makhon Le-Hantsahat Yahadut Galitsyah 1978-1990, 1978
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Original Hardback. 4to. 889; 1, 100; 1, 156; 1, 076 Columns. 28 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Four volume Encyclopedia of Galician Scholars, Alef through Reish. A total of six volumes were published, only four collected here (volumes 5 and 6 not included: Shin-Tav, published 1997; Additions and Corrections, published 2005) . Published Jerusalem: Institute for Commemoration of Galician Jewry. Extensively detailed genealogies of Galician rabbinical families are arranged alphabetically by surname. Most family sections include a genealogical chart. For prominent rabbis of each family biographical material is included, in particular rabbinical compositions, responsa correspondence and photographs. There is updated information of generations contemporaneous to the writing of the book. Many sources are quoted for each family and there is an extensive bibliography. This impressive and scholarly work is the most extensive and reliable source of rabbinical genealogy written in the twentieth century. Rabbi Meir Wunder was born in Haifa to a family which originated in Jaroslaw, Galicia. His rabbinic education was obtained at Poneveiz Yeshiva in Bnei Brak where he received rabbinical ordination from prominent rabbis. He also qualified as a rabbinical lawyer. After he attained general and pedagogical education and qualified for a B. A. , Rabbi Wunder taught at various schools. He holds qualification from the School of Librarianship of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and for many years managed the library at Poneveiz Yeshiva and other institutions. The principal part of his career was spent as a senior librarian at the National Library at the Hebrew University. It was there that he had the essential access to the sources for his rabbinical genealogical research. Subjects: (880-06) Rabbis - Galicia (Poland and Ukraine) - Biography - Dictionaries - Hebrew. Jewish scholars - Galicia (Poland and Ukraine) - Biography - Dictionaries - Hebrew. Jewish scholars. Rabbis. Biography - Dictionaries. Europe - Galicia. Condition. (BIBLIOG-36-11). Bookseller Inventory # 34304

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Publisher: Yerushalayim; Makhon Le-Hantsahat Yahadut Galitsyah 1978-1990

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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