Rav Shmuel Rozovsky zt”l, On His 31st Yahrtzeit, Today

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rav-shmuel-rozovsky-and-rav-zalman-rotbergToday is the 31st yahrtzeit of Rav Shmuel Rozovsky zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Ponovezh. ┬áRav Shmuel was born in Grodna to Rav Michel Dovid, rov of Grodna for 40 years, and Sarah Pearl, daughter of Rav Avraham Gelburd, who had served as Grodna’s previous rov for almost 50 years.

At a very young age, Rav Shmuel began to study in the Shaar HaTorah Yeshivah of Grodna, under Rav Shimon Shkop, eventually becoming his talmid muvhak.

In 1935, his father was niftar, and the gedolei Torah urged Rav Shmuel to succeed him. However, he was drafted into the Russian army and moved to Eretz Yisrael. There he began studying in the Lomza Yeshivah in Petach Tikvah.

In 1944, Rav Yosef Shlomo Kahaneman, the Ponovezher Rov, opened the Ponovezh Yeshivah and chose Rav Shmuel, only 30 at the time, to head the yeshivah. Later on, he was joined by Rav Dovid Povarsky and Rav Elazar Menachem Man Shach. Subsequently, he was asked by Rav Kahaneman to head the newly founded Grodna Yeshiva in Ashdod.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Proud to have learned in Yeshivas Midrash Shmuel, in Shaarei Chesed for 7 years. The Rosh Yeshiva, Horav Binyomin Moskovits, shlit”a learned in Ponovezh for 13 years and named the yeshiva after Rav Shmuel.

  2. THAT YOU HAVE NOT POSTED ANYTHING ABOUT THE PETIRA OF RAV YEHUDA AMITAL IS UNFORGIVABLE.
    WHETHER YOU AGREAD WITH HIS POLITICS OR NOT, HIS VERY EXISTANCE WAS THE PERSONIFICATION OF MIKADESH SHEM SHOMAYIM BORABIM. HIS LIFE MIRRORED MODERN JEWISH HISTORY. HIS INFLUENCE WAS NOT LIMITED TO THE DAATI LEUMI COMMUNITY ALONE BUT EXTENDED TO THE TNE NON OBSERVANT WORLD. HIS BIOGRAPHY AND OBIT WOULD TEACH YOUR READERSHIP WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MALACH OF CLAL YISROEL.

  3. to#1 reb shmuel was the son-inlaw of rabbi Zvi Pesach frank.his son Michel dovid is the head of the hi school in Ashdod and his daughter is married to rabbi YIZCHOK AKER rabbi and lecturer in the grodna yeshiva of ashdod. to#3 reb shmuel was never in chabad rather reb dovid povarsky.his brother reb yosef was the head of ohr yisroel in in petach tikva

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