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Category: Translation - Hebrew
Approval Date: 7/17/2013 5:10 PM
Family Surname: LERNER
Country: Ukraine
Town: Labun, Ukraine
Date of Image: 1912
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This is an excerpt (bottom of page 96 and top of page 97) from the Ohalei Shem by Gottlieb (copyright 1912). It concerns the Rabbi of Labun (Russian Empire), Meir Lerner son of Simcha. I would like a direct translation of the 4 1/2 lines of text.
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7/17/2013 6:07 PM Laben (in Volhynia). The Rabbi Reb Meir son of Reb Simcha (of blessed memory) Lerner.
Born - 5627, and he was the grandson of the Rabbi who told stories, Reb Zalman from Kastenmin of blessed memory, and from his mother's side he was the grandson of the great and righteous rabbi Aharon from Anipali, son-in-law of the Rabbi Reb Leib Kohen from Anapoli of blessed memory. His (unsure--think his teachers) were: His father the Rabbi Simcha who was mentioned above of blessed memory, and his father-in-law the Rabbi Reb Chaim the great righteous Rabbi in the holy community Harashke, he relied upon for advice from the great Rabbi Shmuel from Zviel of blessed memory and from the great rabbi Reb Shmuel Avraham the head of the religious court in Old Kastantin, in the year 5650 he was accepted as the Rabbi in the city of Labun as mentioned above.
7/18/2013 8:30 AM There are some nuances to the above.

On the part from p. 96, "HaRav HaMagid" can be literally translated "the Rabbi who told stories" but see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggid_shiur for its more probable meaning here.

And the last 3 words: "Rabotav HaMuvhakim Hayu" means those listed were his mentors.

In the continuation on the next page, the first translator wrote "he relied upon for advice from the great Rabbi Shmuel...". I would suggest instead: he was ordained ("Nismach Le'Hora'ah") by...
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