a) Rabbis and Yeshiva Leaders (cont.)
Head of the Elhanan Yeshiva in NY.
Student of Rabbi Refoel Shapiro. Born in 5640 (1880), in Datnivo (Lithuania). As member of the Polish Senate, he fought ardently to receive equal rights for the Jewish population in Poland. Rubinshteyn founded and headed the Yavne net of Jewish religious Schools in Poland. In the last years of his life he became head of the Itshak Elkhanan Yeshiva in New York. Died in 5706 Heshvan 24th (31.10.1945) in New York.
Faymer, Yosef (Yosl Slutsker)
One of Rabbi Hayim Volozhiner's best students.
Born in Shklov. He was member in the delegation, that that came in Volozhin, to settle the dispute between Hanaziv and Yosi Ber Soloveytshik. The Delegation participants were R' Isaac Elkhanan from Kovno, David Tabil the Minsk Chief Dayan (Judge), the Vilna Magid (Narrator) Zeev Lande and Yehoshua Levin the Minsk rich-man Died in 5634 Sivan 30th , (31.10.1864), in Slutsk.
Koock, Avraham Hakohen
The first chief Rabbi of Eretz Israel.
The most estimated Student of Hanaziv, who called him Mine Avrom Itshe. He became the first chief Rabbi of Eretz Israel. Born in 5625 Elul 16th (1865), in Grayevo. Harav Koock wrote his excellent essay on Hanaziv The Yeshiva Ets Hayim head, published in Knesset Israel 5648 (1888). Died in 5695 Elul 3rd (1.9.1935) in Jerusalem.
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