Rabbi Shmuel Shach
שמואל ב"ר שרגא פייבשRabbi, Kehillat Yaakov, Chicago, IL
Date of Death:
Tue. December 18, 1934 -
Teves 12 5695
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Rav Shach was born in Khvidan near Kovno and was a member of the famed Kovno Kollel under Rav Yitzchak Elchanan Spector. In 1907, the Rav arrived in Chicago where he was appointed rabbi in the Drohitchin synagogue and later the Kehillat Yaakov synagogue. In Chicago he earned a reputation of having sharp understanding and expertise in Talmud and enjoyed a good relationship with the community.