Baruch ben David Yehoshua Yechezkel Feivel Fränkel-Te'omim, Boruch Frankel Thumim (1760–1828) was a rabbi, Talmudist at Vishnitsa, Austrian Galicia, and at Leipnik, Moravia, during the 1st half of the 19th century. Rabbi at Wisnicz, Austrian Galicia, and at Leipnik, Moravia, during the first half of the nineteenth century; grandson of Aryeh Löb ben Joshua Feiwel Te'omim. He was famous as a Talmudist, and was the author of "Baruk Ṭa'am" (Lemberg, 1841), Talmudic dissertations, and of notes to the Mishnah and the Talmud, included inthe Lemberg (1862) edition of the former and in the Warsaw (1859-64) edition of the latter.
Michaber 580/2 says: “On the 9th of Teves we do not know what Tzara happened”.
Tur, Bahag; Orchos Chaim, Birkeiy Yosef wrote that the Sages did not write what happened on that day and it is left a mystery, but the fact that Ezra died is *not* the reason for the fast of the 9th of Teveth.
But it is written in the Hagahoth of Baruch Frankel and in the Tales of Esav “On the 9th of Teves, Symeon the Clopas who helped save the Jewish people died and the Sages established it as a day of fasting”.
This reveals the secret that on this day Symeon the Clopas died. Many Jewish Rabbis have identified him with Shimeon Kippah the Stylite. Rashi tells us he was also called Peter Hamor but makes explicit that it is a mistake to identify him with the "Abomination of Rome". However, according to Kosher folklore, the Jewish Anti-Pope Anacletus II was a Miaphysite and was not guilty of that "Abomination".
He is the grandson of Aryeh Löb ben Joshua Feiwel Te'omim and the grandson of Rabbi Jonah Teomim Frankel (the "Kikayon Deyona"). The word "tə'omim" (תְּאוֹמִים) means "twins". His daughter married Rabbi Chaim Halberstam, the Sanzer Rebbe.
He is best known for his works, Baruch Taam (ברוך טעם) and Hagahot.