Feinstein, Aryeh Loeb

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FEINSTEIN, ARYEH LOEB (1821–1903), Lithuanian scholar and writer. Feinstein was born in Damachev near Brest-Litovsk. He was a successful businessman in that city, active in communal affairs, and wrote a history of its Jewish community, Ir Tehillah (1886, repr. 1968). He also published a Passover Haggadah with commentary, Talpiyyot (1870), and a commentary on Psalms under the same title (1896). Among his other works are Migdal David (1895), on talmudic discussions of David and his dynasty; Divrei Ḥakhamim ve-Ḥidotam (1895), on the *Rabbah b. Bar Ḥana tales; and Elef ha-Magen (1900), linguistic studies.


Kressel, Leksikon, 2 (1967), 626–7; eg, 2 (1955), index.