Friday, March 10, 2006
Tomorow will be the 70th Yohrtzeit of the Rogatchover z"l. He incidentally shares that Yohrtzeit with the Chid"a z"l, 130 years later. The title "Sar HaTorah" was bestowed upon him by the Frierdige Rebbe, N"E.
They planned a national Holiday in honor of him
The Jewish Observer's take
Now, before you think it childish that I'm claiming him as one of ours, remember this; He was the Rov of the Chassidishe Kehillah in Dvinsk for over 40 years, and received a Brochoh from the Tzemach Tzedek to be a Talmid Chochom. He also apologized to the Rebbe that Chassidus Farshteyt er nit azei, because on that he didn't receive a Brochoh. Also, Kamenecki in MOAG goes as far as comparing and NUMBERING the Gedolei HaDor and who was the true Sar HaTeyreh.