Tabak, Solomon Leib

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TABAK, SOLOMON LEIB (1832–1908), Hungarian posek. Born in Sziget of humble parents, Tabak was a pupil of Abraham Judah ha-Kohen *Schwartz in Beregszasz. He served as head of the bet din of Jekuthiel Judah *Teitelbaum and continued in that office for many years after Teitelbaum's death.

He was the author of a number of books, all with the title Erekh Shai: a commentary on the four parts of the Shulḥan Arukh (5 vols., 1891–1909); talmudic novellae (1910) on the Pentateuch (2 vols., 1912–1928) and on the Books of the Prophets and Hagiographa (1932); as well as two volumes of responsa, Teshurat Shai (2 vols., 1905–10). Nearly all his works were reprinted in a photocopy edition in New York from 1965 on.


J.J. (L.) Greenwald (Grunwald), Zikkaron la-Rishonim (1909), 45f.; idem, Maẓẓevat Kodesh (1952), 43f.; N. Ben-Menahem, Gevilei Sefarim (1947), 20f.; idem, in: Sinai, 25 (1949), 202–4.

[Naphtali Ben-Menahem]