QUESTION: Hi. I was wondering if you – as someone who is seemingly interested in Lashon Hakodesh, and the structure and roots of the wording of the language-, if you have ever chanced upon a sefer called דור הפלגה written by ר דוד פרובינצאלי in which he explores words in different languages that are based/rooted – in his opinion – in Lashon Hakodesh.
In אור החיים חכמי ישראל וספריהם he suggests that he is a brother of the famous ר’ משה פרובינצאלו. he then lists his seforim and includes the above-mentioned “dor Hapalaga”. They are all also quoted in Ben Yaakov’s Ozar Hasefarim, and I even came across some examples of this sefer in R’ Yechezkel Fievels Toldos Adam, but have yet to see it in its entirety.
If you have ever seen it or know anything more about it please let me know. Thank you.