a) Rabbis and Yeshiva Leaders (cont.)
The Teltz Yeshiva Head
Student of Hanaziv. Born in 5620 (1860), in Tortz. At the age of fourteen he went to Volozhin where he studied six years. His teachers were Hanaziv and Rabbi Hayim Soloveytshik. In 6644 (1884) he was accepted to lead the Teltz Yeshiva, and acted on that post for eighteen years. He published his essay The Gates of Honesty in 5685 (1925). Died in 1940 Heshvan 9th (23/10/1939) in Grodno.
Rayness, Itskhak Yaakov
The Mizrakhi party founder
Student of Rabbi Itsele. Born in 5600 Heshvan 9th (17.10.1839), in Karelin. He joined the Volozhin Yeshiva at the age of sixteen. Harav Rayness founded in 1902 the religious Zionist Mizrakhi party. In 1904 he founded in Lida (Vilna region) the Torah Vadaat (Torah & Knowledge) Yeshiva. Died in 5675 Elul 10th (20.8.1915) in Lida.
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