Haphetz Hayyim (Cahan (Kahan), Israel Meir)

   Lithuanian talmudist and communal leader. He was born in Poland and became one of the leaders of Eastern European Orthodox Jewry. He founded and was the head of a yeshivah in Radin, Lithuania, and was active in Agudat Israel. The name by which he is commonly known derives from his ethical and religious treatise Haphetz Hayyim.

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