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Rabbi Leib Yitzchok Tarshish

June 26th, 2011 · 11 Comments

Marbitz Torah, Chicago, IL
d. 12 Adar I, 2005 (5765)
The Rav was born 1933 and studied at Mir Yeshiva in Brooklyn where he was ordained by Rav Avroham Kalmanowitz. His then study partner Shmuel Birnbaum, would later become the Rosh Yeshiva at that institution.  The Rav also studied at Bais Medrash Govoah in Lakewood and Kollel Chazon Ish in B’nei Brak.
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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YD Miller // Jun 27, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Reb Leib Yitzchok was the son-in-law of Reb Yosef Chaim Kagan of Chicago ben Reb Ahron Hacohen the SIL of the Chofetz Chaim.

    His father Reb Eluzer Tarshish grew up in the US and went to learn in the Mir, he was a nephew of Reb Yehosha Zelig Tarshish of Kelm Ball Ein Tarshish:

  • 2 S. // Jun 27, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    R. Yosef Chaim Kagan’s sefer can be found at:

    R. Elazar Tarshish was actually a great-nephew of R. Yehoshua Zelig Tarshish of Kelm.

  • 3 YD Miller // Jun 27, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    What was the name of the father of reb Elazer Tarshish? There was also a Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Tarshish in Springfield Mass.:

  • 4 S. // Jun 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    The father of R. Elazar (Halevi) Tarshish was R. Yechiel Shraga Feivish and his father was R. Yitzchak, a brother to R. Yehoshua Zelig.

  • 5 curios // Jun 27, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    And the father of Reb Yehoshua Zelig and Reb Yitzchak was Reb Yeshayahu Beinish.

  • 6 YD Miller // Jun 27, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Reb Yechiel Shraga Tarshish was the Meshamahs in the Nusach Ar”i Shul (Chabad) 1243 Washington Ave., he had another son Reb Yeshaya Beinush (named after his father) who was called to become the RY in Torah Vodaas.

    Reb Yehoshua Zelig had a son in Washington Hights Reb Eliezer Leib Tarshish who was very instrumental in the field of Kashrus, passed away 1984-5744

  • 7 curios // Jun 27, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    “he had another son Reb Yeshaya Beinush (named after his father)” – you mean his grandfather.

  • 8 YD Miller // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    A (unclear) photo of Reb Yechiel Shraga Feivish Tarshsish (grandfather of this Rav) in 1950 together with the late Lubavitcher Rebbe and other Chabad leaders.

  • 9 YD Miller // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    I wrote before that Reb Yeshaya Beinish Tarshish (BR Yechiel Shraga) was called upon to become the RY in Torah Vodaas, this was not the case, Reb Yeshaya Beinish was first a talmud of Rav Lavenberg of New Haven and late came to Brooklyn where he learned in Torah Vodaas.

    In 1929, the yeshiva was looking for a RY and since his father Reb Yechiel Sraga was affiliated with Lubavitch, Reb Yeshaya Bienish told Reb Yisroel Jacobson from Lubavitch about the opportunity who proposed the position to Reb Moshe Duber Rivkin who became the RY.

    Source: Rabbi Jacobson’s Zichron Livnie Yisroel:

  • 10 Yedidya // Jul 4, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    I am originally a Tarshish and looking for information on the origins of the Mishpocho (I know they’re a Litvish family but I’m asking even earlier) and where the name comes from.

  • 11 Ben Bee Zee // Mar 6, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    So there were 3 Tarshish families

    In Baltimore there was Reb Peretz who wrote the Sefer Ishim V’sforim B’tosfos, his children were “Rabbi” Jacob Tarshish and Rav Eliezer who was the father of the Rabbi in this post.

    There was Reb Yechiel Shraga in the Bronx who had 2 children Rabbi’s. Rav Eliezer who was the one involved in Kashrus and rabbi in Wahington Heights and Rav Yeshaya Beinish who was involved in Lubavitcher Yeshiva.

    Then there was the auther of the Sefer Toras Chaim who lived in Springfield MA. I’m not sure exactly how they were exactly related, it seems that Reb Peretz was either the father or brother of Reb Yechiel.

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