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Rabbi Meir Arik (1855-1926) is a famous Galician Torah scholar.

Arik was a student of Rabbi Dov Berish Weidenfeld and Rabbi Sholom Mordechai Schwadron. Rabbi Arik was so well-respected by the leading Rabbis of his generation, that following the death of Rabbi Schwadron, the Belzer Rov directed all halachik questions to Rabbi Arik in his place.

He was the posek of the Galician town Buchach (in present-day Ukraine. However, during World War One, Arik fled to the Austrian city of Vienna. Upon his return to Galicia after the war, Arik assumed the post of Chief Rabbi of Tarnów.

Legacy

Rabbi Meir Arik's include Rabbi Reuvein Margolies and Rabbi Meir Shapiro who were acknowledged leaders of their generation.

Rabbi Meir Arik authored the following works:

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