1897; March 12 (24)
(a Jewish colony in the Government of Yekaterinoslav).
The 27th day of
Adar I was for us a day of mourning and grief, because during it passed
away to his eternal like in the sixty-seventh year of his life, the Rabbi,
the Gaon, Av Din of this place, our Rabbi Pinkhas Komisarov, who
officiated to the glory of our colony as rabbi and Shuv (# Skokhet and
examiner of meat) for more than thirty years. Great honor was shown him on
his death; all the rabbis of the surrounding colonies gathered, came to
pay him the last honor and eulogized him according to the Halakha (# law).
He was great in Torah and the Fear of Heaven, and in peace and
righteousness he walked with his brethren the farmers.
Peace be unto his dust, and may his soul be bound up in
the bond of everlasting life. -Kalman Bruser