Meir Leibush, Malbim
Rav and Biblical commentator
(1809-1879), Malbim is an acronym of his name Meir Leibush ben Yechiel
He was born in Volhynia and was still a child when his father died. he studied in his native town until the age of 13. He then went to Warsaw where he was known as the iluy (prodigy) from Volhynia. He was Rav of several cities but he suffered much persecution because of his uncompromising stand against Reform, leading even to a brief imprisonment on a false accusation. He wandered much of his life, serving as Rav in various cities for several years at a time-even serving for a short while as chief Rabbi of Rumania.
His fame and immense
popularity rests upon his widely esteemed commentary to the Bible. His first published commentary was on Megillas Esther (1845).
His commentary to the remaining books of the Bible were published
between then and 1876.
The above graphic includes photographs that were provided by VERAfilm archives.