Spektor, Isaac Elhanan (Isaac Elhanan)

   Lithuanian rabbi. He was born in the province of Grodno, Russia. He served as a rabbi in various towns, eventually settling in Kovno, where he officiated until his death. He established a yeshivah in Kovno, and organized aid for stricken communities; he was the only rabbi invited to attend the conference of Jewish leaders held in St Petersburg in 1881-2 to discuss the plight of Jewry. Subsequently he supported the lübbat Zion movement.

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  • SPEKTOR, ISAAC ELḤANAN — (1817–1896), Lithuanian rabbi. Spektor was born in the province of Grodno, Russia, and one of his teachers was Benjamin Diskin. After serving as rabbi in various towns, Spektor went to Kovno, where he officiated until his death. In Kovno he… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Isaak Elchanan Spektor — (* 1817 in Rossi bei Grodno, Russland; † 6. März 1896 in Kovno) war ein russischer Rabbiner und Talmudist. Er gründete eine Jeschiwa in Kovno und unterstützte die Chovevei Zion Bewegung in Russl …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Yitzchak Elchanan Spektor — (or Isaac Elhanan Spector) (1817–March 6, 1896) ( he. יצחק אלחנן ספקטור) was a Russian rabbi, Posek and Talmudic sage of the 19th century. Early struggles Spektor was born in Resh, government of Grodno, then part of the Russian Empire. His father …   Wikipedia

  • RABINOVICH, ISAAC JACOB — ( Itzele Ponovezher ; 1854–1919), Lithuanian rabbi. Rabinovich was born in Shershov, Grodno district. Contrary to the prevailing custom, his father, a wealthy and learned merchant, did not send him to a yeshivah but engaged private tutors for him …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • SCHEINFELD, SOLOMON ISAAC — (1860–1943), U.S. Orthodox rabbi, Hebraist, and author. Scheinfeld was born in Scaudvil, Lithuania. He was ordained by Rabbi Isaac Elhanan Spektor in 1890, immigrating to the United States the following year. After a year in Milwaukee (1892–93)… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • AḤARONIM — (Heb. אַחֲרוֹנִים; lit. the later (authorities), a term used to designate the later rabbinic authorities, in contrast to the rishonim , the earlier authorities. Although scholars differ as to the exact chronological dividing line between the two …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • VOLOZHIN — (Pol. Wołożyn), city in S. Molodechno oblast, Belarus; in Poland before 1793 and between 1921 and 1945. Jews were living in Volozhin in the 16th century. They numbered 383 in 1766, 2,452 in 1897 (including the Jews in the vicinity), and 1,434 (54 …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • YESHIVOT — The name yeshivah was applied to institutes of talmudic learning of three distinct kinds: (1) the academies in Ereẓ Israel and Babylonia in which the Mishnah was studied by the amoraim and which produced the Jerusalem and Babylonian Talmud (see… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • KAUNAS — (Pol. Kowno; Rus. Kovno; Ger. under Nazi occupation, Kauen), city in Lithuania situated at the confluence of the rivers Viliya and Neman. Formerly in Poland Lithuania, it passed to Russia in 1795, was occupied by Germany in World War I (1915–18) …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • SEMIKHAH — (Heb. סְמִיכָה; laying, lit. leaning of the hands). The word is used in two senses. Of Sacrifices The act of semikhah constituted the dedication by the owner of animals sacrificed on the altar. The act, which was obligatory whenever sacrifices… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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