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147zcbm made what even 147zcbm thought was a wild inference from how things are ordered in the Aruch Hashulchan. You'll never believe what happened next. The Aruch Hashulchan was written by R' Yechiel Michel Halevi Epstein. His son, R' Baruch Halevi Epstein, author of the Torah Temima, also wrote an autobiographical work called Mekor Baruch. His research, ...


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The Aruch Hashulchans son Rabbi Baruch Epstein writes in his book Mekor Baruch which details his life and family history, that his family had a tradition that they were originally expelled from Spain along with the majority of Spanish Jewry in 1492. He writes that his family as well as some Horowitzs are descendents of the great Rabbinical Benveniste family. ...


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Chaim Sheyaish Bahem - page 166 mentions this story. At the end of the story the source mentioned is תולדות הנודע ביהודה page 138. Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak says this story in the name of the Avodas Hagershuni.



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