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a) Rabbis and Yeshiva Leaders (cont.)

Salant, Shmuel

Salant, Shmuel
Jerusalem town Rabbi

Rabbi Itsele's student. Born in 5596 Shevat 2nd (1816), in Bialistok. As a young boy he joined the Volozhin Yeshiva and amazed his teachers by his Torah-study diligence. In 1841 he made Aliya to the Land of Israel and settled in the courtyard of Rabbi Yehuda Hosid's “Hurva” (synagogue). Acted as The Jerusalem Rabbi for 70 years. Died in 5669 Av 29th (16.8.1909), in Jerusalem. For article see Table of contents, code 22.14.
Nahum (Nohemke)  from Horodno


Nahum (Nohemke) from Horodno
The Orphans Father

Rabbi Eliezer Fried's student. Born in 5572 (1812) in Beisegol (Shavli region). Known as a Torah studious and a God-fearing religious Jew. All his life he was considered as an orphans and widows protector and as a good helping friend of the poor, ill and oppressed persons. The “Hafets Hayim” used to say, that Nohemke reached the highest level of grace and charity. Died in 5630 (Heshvan 5th 1880), in Grodno.

Polatshek, Shlomo

Polatshek, Shlomo
The N.Y. Itskhak Elhanan Yeshiva head

Student of Hanaziv. He Was called “The Maytshat Prodigy”. Born in 5848 (1878), in Sinitsenits (a hamlet close to Maytshat). Rabbi Hayim Soloveytshik used to say, “Here is a prodigy without equals”. Rabbi Meir Bar Ilan (Berlin) invited him to be the Yeshiva head of the Itskhak Elhanan Yeshiva in New York. Died in 5688, Tamuz 21st , in New York.
Nissenboym, Isaak

Nissenboym, Isaak
writer

Hanaziv's student. Born in 5639 Tishrey 25th (1869), in Bobruysk. A chapter in his book “My world” is dedicated to Volozhin. He was killed in 5703 (1943), on the month of Menahem-Av, in Warsaw Ghetto.
For article see Table of contents, code 22.12.

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