Eisenstadt, Menahem Ẓevi

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EISENSTADT, MENAHEM ẒEVI (d. 1966), Polish rabbi. Born in Warsaw, Eisenstadt studied in Brisk, Lithuania, under R. Ḥayyim Soloveitchik and his son, R. Isaac Ze'ev. For a while he served as a member of the Cracow City Council. At the beginning of World War ii, Eisenstadt moved to Vilna, where he directed the exiled Yeshivat Ḥakhmei Lublin. In 1941 he immigrated to Ereẓ Israel and lived in Tel Aviv. In 1947 he moved to the United States. In New York, he began the publication of an edition of Nahmanides' biblical commentary, based on early manuscripts and early editions. His work was not completed, however, and only the commentary to Genesis appeared (2 vols. 1959–62). He died in New York, and was buried in Jerusalem.


(A.S.) B. Sofer-Schreiber, Ketov Zot Zikkaron (1957), 258; N. Ben-Menahem, Be-Sha'arei Sefer (1967), 11; Beth Yaakov, 7 (1966), 7, 38.

[Naphtali Ben-Menahem]

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