Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Yahrzeit Of Rav Meir Shapiro - Founder of Daf Yomi

Rav Yehuda Meir Shapiro, Rav of Lublin, revolutionized Klal Yisroel’s limud haTorah.

For the budding talmid chacham, he created the Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva, the first yeshiva in Poland to provide bachurim with physical as well as spiritual nourishment, forming Am Yisroel’s next generation of gedolei haTorah.

But for Klal Yisroel as a whole, he also developed a revolutionary program that has turned thousands of simple Jews into talmidei chachamim knowledgeable in all of Shas: the Daf Hayomi.

Rav Yehuda Meir Shapiro was born on March 3, 1887, in the city of Shatz, Romania. Reb Meir’s father, Reb Yaakov Shimshon, was a prominent talmid chacham who once served as the Rav and Av Beis Din of Shatz.

Reb Meir was descended from a long line of renowned Rebbes. Reb Yaakov Shimon was a great-grandson of the well-known chassidic rebbe Reb Pinchas of Koretz. Reb Meir’s mother, Rebbetzin Margulya, was a daughter of the Manestritcher Rebbe, Reb Shmuel Shorr, who himself was a direct descendant of two famous halachic commentators, the Bach and the Taz.

Interview of talmudim

Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin

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