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LÖB ARYEH BEN ELIAH OF BOLOCHOW:

Russian rabbi; born at Satanov, government of Podolia, 1801; died at Zaslavl, government of Volhynia, Sept. 2, 1881; a descendant of Rabbi Joshua Höschel of Cracow (1654-64), author of "Sefer Toledot Aharon." Löb Aryeh, in addition to his studies in rabbinic literature, had a thorough knowledge of the Bible and of Hebrew grammar, and he became a fluent writer in Hebrew. He had a fair knowledge of mathematics also. He was rabbi of Zaslavl for about twenty years, and published "'Arugat ha-Bosem," commentaries to the Yoreh De'ah, Wilna, 1870, and "Shem Aryeh," commentaries to other parts of the Shulḥan 'Aruk, Wilna, 1873.

Bibliography:
  • Preface to Shem Arych;
  • Walden, Shem ha-Gedolim he-Ḥadash, pp. 66, 72;
  • Ha-Ẓefirah, 1881, No. 36.
L. G. H. R.
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