Aryeh Leib Frumkin

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Aryeh Leib Frumkin
Born 1845
Kelmė, Lithuania
Died Petah Tikva, Palestine
1916
Nationality Lithuanian
Occupation Rabbi, pioneer, author
Relatives Jonathan Sacks (great-grandson)

Aryeh Leib Frumkin (Hebrew: אריה ליב פרומקין‎‎; 1845–1916)[1] was a rabbi, Zionist, a founder and pioneer of Petah Tikva,[2] the first yishuv created in the pre-state of Israel. He also was an author of halachic texts,[1] a teacher, and operator of a wine shop, L. Frumkin and Company.[3]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Aryeh Leib Frumkin was born in Kelmė, Lithuania in 1845.

Career[edit]

He emigrated to Palestine during the First Aliyah in 1883. While there he founded the settlement of Petah Tikva in which he built the first house there and helped to drain the malaria-ridden swamps[4] His planting of the first tree there is emblazoned on the seal of the municipality and there is a street named after him [5]

He moved to London, England in 1893 after an Arab attack on Petah Tikva. In London's East End he operated a family wine shop.[3] He later returned to Petah Tikvah

Death[edit]

He died in 1916 in Petah Tikvah, where he was buried..[1]

Legacy[edit]

He was the great-grandfather of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, the previous Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Frumkin Foundation. Rabbi Arye Leib Frumkin. Accessed 17 Oct. 2008
  2. ^ Jewish Virtual Library. Rabbi Aryeh Leib Frumkin. Accessed 17 Oct. 2008
  3. ^ a b Frumkin Foundation. Frumkin Shop Story. Accessed 17 Oct. 2008
  4. ^ a b Sacks, Rabbi Jonathan. We Have Found Our Home; Now We Must Seek Peace. The Website of the Chief Rabbi. Credo April 1998 Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed 17 Oct. 2008.
  5. ^ Frumkin Street. Accessed 17 Oct 2008. (Hebrew)