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Rabbi Shmuel Shach

May 6th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Rabbi Shmuel Shach

שמואל ב"ר שרגא פייבש

Rabbi, Kehillat Yaakov, Chicago, IL

Date of Death: Tue. December 18, 1934 - Teves 12 5695

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Gate 48 - Drohitchin (Kehilath Jacob)

Biographical Notes:

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.

Credit: Jim Craig, Evanston, IL

Tags: Chicago, IL · Illinois · Waldheim Cemetery - Chicago

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