Rabinowitz-Teomim was born 1843. He studied Talmud and rabbinics under the tutelage of his ‎father. In 1875 he went to serve the rabbinate of the town of Panevėžys (Poneviezh) and in 1893 ‎was appointed as the Rosh Yeshiva of Mir until 1899. He immigrated to Jerusalem in 1901 was ‎appointed as assistant to the aging Rabbi Shmuel Salant, who was the chief rabbi of the Ashkenazi ‎Perushim community in Jerusalem. He died in 1905. Rabinowitz-Teomim was a prolific writer and ‎penned over 120 books. His work includes original insights on Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, as well ‎as on the Talmud and Siddur (Prayer book).‎