Archive for January 30th, 2009

After writing about Uri Auerbach yesterday I thought it would be in form to write a few words about his great-great-grandfather Rabbi Benjamin Hirsch Auerbach (1808-1872) who is also known as the Nahal Eshkol and is described in the Jewish Encyclopedia and  Wikipedia as “one of the most prominent leaders of modern Orthodox Judaism”.

You can read all about him in those links.

He was an interesting personage and was involved in various controversies, one of which was his publishing of a version of the Sefer HaEshkol – for which he is named. The real interesting part is that not only is he Uri Auerbach’s great-great-grandfather (Uri is in the Auerbach family tree published 2002), he is also my great-great-great-grandfather – I am for the record.


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