He was the son of Reb Yeshia Teumim.  He led various communities as both a Posek and Rosh Yeshiva throughout Poland and Lithuania. Jonah Frankel served the Jewish community of Metz, France.  He was buried in famous Jewish cemetery of Metz, France. His grandson was Rabbi Baruch Fränkel-Teomim. The 15th of Nissan is his Yahrtzeit. 
Jonah Teomim-Frankel is most famous for authoring Kikayon DeYona which is a commentary on the Talmud, Rashi, Tosfos, Maharshal, and Maharsha to various tractates. His book was recently re-printed in 1958 in Mount Kisco, New York by the Nitra yeshiva (formerly from Slovakia before the Holocaust) with footnotes and glosses by Rabbi Chaim Michael Dov Weissmandl.
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