Ohr Somayach (book)

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Ohr Somayach is a commentary on Mishneh Torah, authored by Rabbi Meir Simcha of Dvinsk.


Rabbi Meir Simcha of Dvinsk

The book, published in 1925, a year before its author's death,[1] presents original understandings on Maimonides' Mishneh Torah. The work became popular and is studied by young yeshiva students and accomplished Torah scholars alike.[2]

The author, Rabbi Meir Simcha of Dvinsk, is often known as the Ohr Samayach, after the commentary he wrote.[2]

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  1. ^ Bamberger, Rabbi Moshe (December 2017). Great Jewish Classics. Brooklyn, NY: Mesorah Publications, Ltd. p. 51. ISBN 978-1-4226-1950-6.
  2. ^ a b Zakon, Rabbi Nachman (June 2003). The Jewish Experience: 2,000 Years: A Collection of Significant Events (Second ed.). Shaar Press. p. 177. ISBN 1-57819-496-2.