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a) Rabbis and Yeshiva Leaders (cont.)

Shkop, Shimon

Shkop, Shimon
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

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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