Rabbi Zelig Starr
זעלג ב"ר דודRosh Yeshiva, Hebrew Theological College, Skokie, Illinois
Date of Death:
Thu. November 2, 1989 -
Cheshvan 4 5750
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Directions to Kever: Waldheim Cemetery in Chicago maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Gate 125--Yanover
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Rabbi Starr was born in 1893 in Yanow, Poland. He studied as a youth in Navardik, Telz, and Slobodka and received semicha from Rav Moshe Mordechai Epstein and Rav Shlomo Dovid Kahana at the age of 18. He came to America in 1921 and was accepted immediately and a Rosh Yeshiva at the founding of the Bais HaMidrash L’Torah, where he taught until 1984 teaching three generations of stidents in Chicago. He moved to Eretz Yisroel and became a Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Darchei Noam. He was known for this sharp mind and his aphorisms. Perhaps his best-known adage was “You must know what you know and you must know what you don’t know”. His was niftar 4 Cheshvon 5750.
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