Jonah Teomim-Frankel

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Rabbi Jonah Teomim-Frankel, sometimes written as Jonah Teomim Frankel (1595-1669) was author of the book Kikayon deYona. The word "tə'omim" (תְּאוֹמִים) means "twins".

Biography[edit]

Jonah Teomim Frankel was the son of Reb Yeshia Teumim. [1] He led various communities as both a Posek and Rosh Yeshiva throughout Poland and Lithuania. Jonah Frankel served the Jewish community of Metz, France. [2] Jonah Teomim Frankel was buried in famous Jewish cemetery of Metz, France. His grandson was Rabbi Baruch Fränkel-Teomim. The 15th of Nissan is his Yahrtzeit. [3]

Kikayon DeYona[edit]

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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