Responsa from the Holocaust
Call Number296.179 O82r
Statement of Responsibilityby Ephraim Oshry ; translated by Y. Leiman.
Creators & ContributorsOshry, Efroim
SummaryRabbi Ephraim Oshry "was one of the few Halakhic authorities to survive the Holocaust in the ghetto of Kovno, Lithuania. By a quirk of fate, he had access, even in the ghetto, to major works of Rabbinic literature which he used as references in the formulation of his Teshuvos to questions on Jewish religious observance in the ghetto... The inquiries addressed to Rabbi Oshry included questions on both ritual law and Jewish ethics... Rabbi Oshry scribbled these questions, and his replies, on scraps of paper, which he placed in tin cans and buried in the ghetto as a record of his own religious activities and the efforts of his fellow inmates to observe their Judaism. After the liberation of Kovno in the summer of 1944 he was able to retrieve his notes. He edited them and published them." —Book jacket
Physical Description xxx, 218 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 23 cm
LanguageEnglish, Translated from the Hebrew by Y. Leiman.
PublisherNew York : Judaica Press
DistributorBrookline, MA : Israel Book Shop, Inc.
- Abridged English version of the original Hebrew five-volume series published under the title: Sheʼelot u-teshuvot mi-maʻamaḳim
RecognitionGifted by Ronnie Tessler