Joachim Pollak

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Joachim (Hayyim Joseph) Pollak (1798 – December 16, 1879) was an Austrian rabbi, born in Hungary, who officiated at Trebitsch, Moravia from 1828 until his death. He wrote a commentary, entitled Meḳor Ḥayyim (Presburg, 1849; 3d ed. Warsaw, 1885), on R. Isaac Arama's philosophical work Aḳedat Yiẓḥaḳ, and a biography of the same scholar. Pollak was also the author of a number of Hebrew songs in the annual Bikkure ha-'Ittim, and of a scholarly essay on the Talmudic rules of the יש אם למקרא in Stern's Kebuẓat Ḥakamim, besides being a regular contributor to many Hebrew periodicals. He died at Trebitsch, Moravia.

The kever of rabbi Hayyim Joseph Pollak at the Jewish Cemetery in Třebíč.

Jewish Encyclopedia bibliographyEdit

  • Fuenn, Keneset Yisrael, p. 366;
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. iii. 111;
  • Neuzeit, 1879, pp. 402–412;
  • Ha-Maggid, 1880, p. 21;
  • Zeitlin, Ḳiryat Sefer, ii. 277


  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSinger, Isidore; et al., eds. (1901–1906). "Pollak, Joachim". The Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls.