Karlitz, Avraham Yeshayahu (Hazon Ish)

   Israeli rabbi and codifier, of Russian origin. He was born in the province of Grodno and lived in Vilna. Later he settled at Bene Berak in Palestine, where he founded a yeshivah. Writing under the name Hazon Ish, he became one of the most important modern codifiers.

Dictionary of Jewish Biography. .

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