Tchernowitz, Chaim

   American talmudic scholar. He was born in Sebesh, Russia. He founded a yeshivah in Odessa and adopted the pseudonym 'Rav Tzair'. In 1923 he settled in the US and taught Talmud at the Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. He published studies of rabbinic literature, an abridgement of the Talmud, and histories of Jewish law.

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