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Novellae by R. Hayyim Isaac Bloch
חדו'ת מה'ר חיים יצחק בלאך
Jersey City, NJ
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 pp., 280:214 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, ink on stationary, signed.
R. Hayyim Isaac ben Hanokh Zundel Ha-Kohen Bloch (1864–1948), rabbi and scholar. R. Bloch, born in Plunge, Lithuania, studied at Grubin and Volozhin. In 1894 he founded a yeshiva in his native town where he was appointed rabbi in 1898. He became rabbi of Bausk in 1902, succeeding R. Abraham Isaac ha-Kohen Kook. R. Bloch was also appointed the official rabbi by the government. During World War I he wandered in Russia, returning to Bausk in 1920. In 1922 he went to the United States and was appointed rabbi in Jersey City, New Jersey, where he remained until his death. In 1932 R. Bloch was elected honorary president of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the U.S. and Canada. During World War II, he was one of the leaders of the Va'ad ha-Hazalah, which worked to save the Jews of Europe. He published Hiddushei ha-Ritba (R. Yom Tov b. Abraham Ishbili) on Mo'ed Katan, Megillah, and Makkot, giving the sources, together with an introduction and his own notes and corrections, entitled Divrei Hibah (R. Hayyim Isaac Bloch Ha-Kohen; 1935–39). Under the same title he published in 1941 a work containing some of the halakhic novellae from discourses that he had delivered at the Plungian yeshiva. Bloch was the author of two works on ethics, published anonymously, Likkutei ha-Rayiv (1904) and Ha-Mavhin (1928).
O.Z. Rand and A.M. Gruenblatt, Toledot Anshei Shem (1950), EJ
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