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Among the Prominent “Ets Hayim” Yeshiva Students

a) Rabbis and Yeshiva Leaders

Grodzenski, Hayim Oyzer

Grodzenski, Hayim Oyzer
The Vilna town Rabbi

Hanaziv's student. Born in 5622 (1863) on Elul 9, in Ivye. Educated in Volozhin from Bar-Mitsva age. He was renowned as the Ivye Prodigy. Practiced as the Vilna Rabbi. Died in the month of Av 5th, 5700 (1940) in Vilna.
Elishberg, Mordkhay

Elishberg, Mordkhay
Rabbi Itsele's student, and Hanatzsiv's friend.

Born in Eysishok, Kovno district, 1st Adar 5577 (16/2/1817). He was one of the first Rabbis, which joined the “Hovvey Zion” (Lovers of Zion) movement. His book “The Golden Path” deals with the problems of Eretz Israel settlement. Died in Boysk (Leetonia), 18th Kislev, 5660 (11/12/1889). – For article see Table of contents, code 22.02.

Don Ikhya, Ihuda Leyb

Don Ikhya, Ihuda Leyb
Rabbi of Shklov, Drissa & Chernigov

Studied in the Volozhin Yeshiva As Hanatsiv's disciple from 5649 (1888) until 5652 (1892). Born in Drissa 1868. Practiced as Rabbi in Shklov, Viyatka, Drissa and Tshernigov. Was member in the committee of “Netsakh Israel” (the Eternal of Israel) movement. Among his books: “The Israel seniors” (Jewish religious laws novelties with questions and answers, accompanied by Hayim Soloveytshik's novelties). Published in Lutsk 5693 (1933). The second part was published, with his biography, in Tel-Aviv 5699 (1939). He also published incognito a pamphlet “Zionism from religious point of view”. Died in Tel Aviv in 1941.
For article see Table of contents, code 22.04.
Epstein, Moshe Mordekhay

Epstein, Moshe Mordekhay
Head of the Slobodka Yeshiva

Known as one of the best Hanatziv's students. Born in Baksht, close to Volozhin, in the month of Adar 5636, (1866). He was called “The Baksht Prodigy”. Became head of the “Knesset Israel” Yeshiva in Slobodka. He transferred his Yeshiva to Hevron and was its leader. He was active among the Hedera founders. His Torah novelties were published in his book “Mordekhay's dress”. Died in Jerusalem 10th Kislev 5694 (28/11/1933). – For article see Table of contents, code 22.03.

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