Rabbi Babad's first wife is not known; he later married the sister of Chaim Halberstam, and after her death he again remarried.
Minchat Chinuch (Hebrew: מנחת חינוך) is a legal commentary on the Sefer ha-Chinuch. The Sefer Ha-Chinuch systematically discusses the 613 commandments of the Torah, their Biblical source, and philosophical underpinnings - while the Minchat Chinuch serves as a legal commentary through the perspective of the Talmud and Rishonim. Minchat Chinuch is widely studied in Yeshivas and in private study groups, and remains popular to this day.
The work is noted for its technique of isolating legal concepts through the use of uncommon test cases, such as whether a hermaphrodite is obligated in the mitzvah of "be fruitful and multiply." This feature of the book makes it a useful starting point in conceptual analysis of talmudic topics.
- 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.
- Minchat Chinuch, chaburas.org
- Toldot ha-Minḥat ḥinukh: Yosef Babad, Eliy Amsel, Makhon Orah, 1995
- Minchat Chinuch, Part I, hebrewbooks.org
- Minchat Chinuch, Part II, hebrewbooks.org
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