- 2000, Peter Ochs, “Wounded Word, Wounded Interpreter,” in Humanity at the Limit, Michael A Signer ed. 
- He was an iluy, a natural genius in textual study.
- 2003, Jeremy I Pfeffer, Malbim’s Job 
- His first stop was Warsaw, where he was acclaimed as the Iluy (prodigy) from Volhynia.
- 2004, Shalom Goldman, God's Sacred Tongue 
- In his five years at Pressburg, the young iluy mastered the text of the Babylonian Talmud.