Miscellaneous Obituaries


Deceased Name: Lena Edelstein
Chicago Tribune Historical Archive (IL) (Published as Chicago Tribune (IL)) - Thursday, July 12, 1973
Edition: Chicago Tribune

Lena Edelstein, beloved wife of the late Arthur; loving mother of William [Ruth], David [Sylvia] of Southfield, Mich., Alice [Max] Weinstock of Westbury, L. I., N. Y., Sidney [Lea] of Skokie, Norman [Lorraine] of Lincolnwood and Maida [Jerome] Hoffman of Lincolnwood; dear grandmother of Harvey, Elliott, Adrienne Bauman, Martin, Barry, Diana Weinstock, Rita, Natalie, Mark, Arthur, Molly, Marcia Hoffman, Rhonda Hoffman, Arthur Hoffman and Francine Hoffman; darling great-grandmother of Matthew, Michael, Larry, Andrew Bauman, Rachel Bauman and the late Adam; fond sister of Mary Zandberg, Louis Kulefsky, and the late Philip Kulefsky, Nathan Kulefsky and Rose Yalofsky. Services Thursday, 2 p.m., at Piser North Town Memorial Jewish Waldheim. Member of Yalovker Verein. Please omit flowers. Inf. 338-2300.


Deceased Name: Saul Blum
Chicago Tribune Historical Archive (IL) (Published as Chicago Tribune (IL)) - Thursday, October 25, 1956
Edition: Chicago Tribune

Saul Blum, 6036 N. Kenmore avenue, beloved husband of Jennie; fond father of Geraldine Dobrin and Minnie Dienstag; dear father-in-law of Sidney Dorbrin and Jack Dienstag; grandfather of two. Services Thursday, 3 p.m., at chapel, 3021 Lawrence avenue. Interment B'nai B'rith cemetery. Past president of Yalovker verein and member of City Installment Dealers. Family at Dobrin home, 5058 Sheridan road. In lieu of flowers contributions to the Howard Dienstag polio chapter will be appreciated. Information, INdependence 3-5000.


SCHERSCHEWSKI, JUDAH JÜDEL BEN BENJAMIN: Lithuanian Talmudist and Hebraist; born in 1804; died at Kovno Sept. 20, 1866. After having studied Talmud and rabbinics under Jacob Meïr Yalovker, Scherschewski was employed in one of the business establishments in Wilna, where, in his spare hours, he occupied himself reading rabbinical works and studying the literature of the haskalah movement. In 1852 he was appointed teacher of Talmud and rabbinics in the rabbinical seminary of Wilna, which position he held until his death.

Scherschewski was the author of "'Oz Melek" (Wilna, 1857), a sermon and a hymn on the occasion of the coronation of Alexander II. His "Kur laZahab" is in two parts; the first part (ib. 1858) is a commentary on 109 difficult haggadic passages of both Talmuds, preceded by a long introduction treating of the Haggadah in general ; the second part (ib. 1866) contains an essay on the religious dogmas and views of the ancient Talmudists and a commentary on 138 haggadic passages. Several sermons of Scherschewski's are to be found in the "Kobez Derushim," a collection of sermons preached by the teachers of the Wilna rabbinical seminary and published at the expense of the Russian government {ib. 1864). He was a constant contributor to "HaKarmel" during the closing years of his life, and contributed many articles to various other Hebrew periodicals also.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Fuenn, Keneset Israel, p. 422; Fürst, Bibl. Jud. iii. 268; Joshua Heschel Kalman, in Ha-Maggid, x., No. 40; Zeitlln, Bibl. Post-Mendels. p. 341.
W. B. M. SEL.

Source: The Jewish encyclopedia : a descriptive record of the history, religion, literature, and customs of the Jewish people from the earliest times to the present day, by Isidore Singer (1859-1939) and Cyrus Adler (1863-1940), vol. 11, p. 95.
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