Many a Jewish book is known colloquially by its title, like Avne Nezer and More N'vuchim. Many a one is known colloquially by its author's name, like the commentaries of R' Moshe Alshich and Malbim on Tora and N'viim (and Malbim's on K'suvim; called "Alshich" and "Malbim" even though each volume has its own title), and Bes Hab'chira (called "M'iri"). And an occasional one is known colloquially by the title of another work of the same author's, like Toras Moshe[1] (called "Chasam Sofer al haTora").

R' Yaakov of Lissa wrote a commentary on each of the five m'gilos: Imre Yosher on Rus, Taalumos Chochma on Koheles, Tz'ror Hamor on Shir Hashirim, Palge Mayim on Echa, and M'gilas S'sarim on Ester. What are they called colloquially?

[1] This is also the title of the Alshich on chamisha chumshe Tora, incidentally.

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    I've heard it referred to as "the nesivos" on Rus , etc for nearly all of his sefarim. – Yoni May 21 '14 at 13:13
  • @Yoni, if you've heard it that way from someone who would likely know what people call it, or from several people, that sounds like a good answer. (And thanks!) – msh210 May 21 '14 at 17:52
  • @yoni I've never hear the books themselves called the nesivos on Megillah, but I I have heard it referred to as 'the commentary of the nesivos on the megillah, mainly because R Yaakov of Lissa is better known as the nesivos. Do people call the chavos daas 'the nesivos on 'Yoreh Deah' or the nesivos on hilchos pesach? That sounds a bit funny to me (but what do I know) – הנער הזה Jul 4 '14 at 15:50
  • @Matt The Chavos Daas is very well known by that name so it is not referred to as "the Nesivos" on YD. But his seforim on Megillah are not as well known by their names. E.g. People say the Chofetz Chaim in Sfas Tamim writes, but don't say the Chofetz Chaim in Mishne Berurah, since everyone knows the MB. But again this depends on the circles you are in. (like in YU, the "Rav" is Rav YBS, in Brisk and many yeshivos it's Rav Velvel, etc.) I am just reporting what I heard... – Yoni Jul 4 '14 at 17:48

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