Hirsh Broide, for many years he was head
of the rabbinical court in Salant. Later, several decades in
Jerusalem, where he died in 1865. He used to teach standing up and
remained ill with sick legs. He had a great influence upon Rabbi
Yisrael Salanter who was his pupil.
Yehoshua ben Eliyahu
Salanter fought against Chasidism
together with Leibele Shapiro, Rabbi from Kovno (died in 1853). He
was a Rabbi here at the beginning of the 19th century.
Mileikowski (1819-1899), Rabbi in Salant
for a long time. Reb Hillel was very active in protecting the
political interests of Jews in Russia. In 1894, he was a member of
the Rabbi's committee, which the Russian Government engaged in
handling the status of the Russian Jewry.
Feinberg (1825-?), Rabbi in Salant
twelve years, died in Memel. eb Yosef ben Moshe Yafe (1846-1897),
after Salant from 1893 Rabbi in Manchester (England) where he
Altas ben David (1848-1926), Head of Yeshiva
in Telz, in Salant till 1899.
Aharon Burshtein ben Yehoshua Blumenthal (1867-1926) , Rabbi in Salant
from 1900. In the first World War Rabbi in Russia, Rabbi in
Bogorodsker Yeshiva and under the Soviets, Rabbi in Cherkas. In 1919
he returned to be a Rabbi in Tavrig. In 1924 he became Rabbi in Rabbi
Cooks, "Merkaz Harav" Yeshivah in Jerusalem where he died in November
Mordechai Yitskhak Rabinowitz
(1856-1920), 1902-1916 in Salant from 1917, in Memel where he died in
June of 1920.
Viner (?-1941), perished in the
Klotz (1884-1941), the last Rabbi,
perished in the Shoah.
Rabbis published booklets or books on Torah or Talmud discussions.
Yankelevitz, Yom Tov Lipman-Ziv, Nekhemyah Gitkin, Bendet Zegerman,
Yekhezkel-Meir Berman, Duber Zagen (?), Nathan-Yakov Berkovitz,
Avraham-Mordekhai Alsha (?), Tsevi-Hirsh Grinker, Yitskhak Patsinke,
Azriel Zaks, Shemuel-David Yoselevitz, Aba Zilber, Shemuel Tsiz.
Moshe Plotnik, Alter Dines, Elkhanan Zagenkhan, Meir Gerb, Zalman
Taits, Mosheh Fritsl, Yehudah-Leib Heiman, Shaul Movshovitz, Zalman
Melamed, Yitskhak-Leib Yofe, David Davidov, Tuviyah Kangiser,
Shelomoh Vainer, Refael-Tsevi Movshovitz, Shelomoh Kaplan.
of donors for Eretz-Yisrael and for other tasks as published in the
Hebrew newspapers "HaMelitz". These data are from
here and go to the bottom of this page after loggin on, and enter
of HaMagid Persian Famine Donation Lists Donors from Lithuania,
1871-82 in the Hebrew newspapers "Hamagid". These data are from
here and to to the bottom of the page after logging on and enter
Yudelevitz (1862-?), wealthy man and
public worker, was the representative of the Odessa committee of
"Khibath Zion" movement, delegate to four Zionist congresses (7, 10,
11, 13), since 1921 in Riga and since 1933 in Eretz Yisrael, one of
the founders of the glass factory "Gavish", died in Tel Aviv.
Berman (1878-?), studied at the Telz
Yeshivah, one of the leaders of the "Mizrakhi" party, delegate to the
12th 13th and 14th Zionist congresses, published
articles in the Jewish press. Since 1921 in Eretz-Yisrael, was Deputy
Director of the Education Department and Principal Superviser of the
"Mizrakhi" education chain. Director of an Religious-Pedagogic
institution in Rekhovoth.
Yehudah Asher Ginsburg (1760-1823), father of
Mordechai Aharon Ginsburg. One of the famous scholars in Vilno and
Hebrew writers. He left a manuscript as a composition of grammar and
Yosef Zundel Salanter born in 1786 in Salant, one
of the founders of "Muser Shita" (Ethics-on relations between
people). Teacher of Israel Salanter. Reb Yosef Zundel was a pupil of
Rabbi Akiva Eiger and Rabbi Khayim Wolozhiner. Father- in-law of
Rabbi Shemuel Salanter. He refused to be in the Rabbinate. Except for
a few hours of merchandising, he studied Torah. He wore simple
clothes and conducted himself in a most modest way. Many stories were
told about his modest behavior. In 1838 Yosef Zundel emigrated to
Jerusalem Israel, where he was a teacher for 3 years, then gave his
job over to his son-in-Iaw Shmuel Salant. He helped organize groups
to rebuild and improve the synagogue "HaKhurvah". He lived in a small
dark room, supporting himself by producing vinegar and was satisfied
with some fruit juice. He was fasting, studied Torah, and prayed for
redemption. Many people came to him daily asking some. He died in
cholera in1865. His son Yehudah Arieh Leib and his two daughters were
all married in Salant and lived there with their families.
Mosheh Aronson was born here in 1805. He
served for many years in different towns in Lithuania. In 1862, he
became Rabbi at "Adath Yeshurun" in New York. He had an argument and
fight for everything that is holy.
uncomfortable to live in New York and started moving to Jerusalem,
but he died on his way in Chicago, in July 1875.
Last Updated on March 18, 2006
By Joel Alpert