Joseph Babad

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Joseph ben Moses Babad (1801 in Przeworsk – 1874 in Ternopil) was a rabbi, posek and Talmudist, best known for his work, the Minchat Chinuch, a commentary on the Sefer Hachinuch.

Babad served as rabbi at Bohorodczany, Zbarizh, Sniatyn, and Tarnopol where in 1857 he was appointed as Av Beit Din, a position he held for the rest of his life.[1]

He studied under Chaim Halberstam, the Sanzer Rov, and enjoyed close relationships with the various Hasidic leaders of Galicia.

Rabbi Babad's first wife is not known; he later married the sister of Chaim Halberstam, and after her death he again remarried.


  1. ^ Neil Rosenstein (1990). The unbroken chain: biographical sketches and the genealogy of illustrious Jewish families from the 15th–20th century. CIS Publishers. p. 762. ISBN 978-0-9610578-4-8. Retrieved 13 December 2011.

External links

  • Minchat Chinuch,
  • Toldot ha-Minḥat ḥinukh: Yosef Babad, Eliy Amsel, Makhon Orah, 1995

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