Friday, May 05, 2017

Trivia. Guess who.


Location: Vilna

Period: Circa 1930


At Saturday, May 06, 2017 4:47:00 PM, Blogger Reuven Chaim Klein said...

I give up. Who?

At Sunday, May 07, 2017 11:39:00 AM, Blogger Joels W. said...

Very influential .leader of a group I always post about.

At Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:36:00 PM, Blogger Joels W. said...

This is none other than Seraya Shapshal, the leader of the Karaites. A most unfairly maligned personality from the Shoah years, he, in fact, saved the lives of Rabbanite Jews.

He was also respected by Rabbanite Jews who learned secular studies under him back in Vilna. A letter in his archive contains correspondence with Rabbanite Jews who even referred to him as "mori verabbi", literally my teacher and rabbi.


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