One-thirtieth of a kor or 144 egg-bulks.
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Rabbi Yehuda Leib Alter, the 19th century Polish leader of the Gerer Ḥasidim, who succeeded his grandfather Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Alter.…
"First or the elders", pl. rishonim. Refers to rabbinical authorities who preceded the Shulḥan Arukh, which was written in 1563.