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203 Years Ago Today Zalman Tzoref Arrived In Israel

Today, on Hoshana Raba in 1811, my 3rd great grandfather, Avraham Shlomo Zalman Zoref arrived in Israel from Keidan in Lithuania.

Zoref, a student of the Vilna Gaon, was the leader of the pioneers who rebuilt the Ashkenazi community in the Old City of Jerusalem and was responsible in 1836 for obtaining the rights to build the synagogue. He was assassinated in 1851.

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kedainiai/Zalman_Tzoref.html

The Hurva Synagogue

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Chag Sameach

 

Eli

3 thoughts on “203 Years Ago Today Zalman Tzoref Arrived In Israel

  1. How fascinating….your posts are always filled with interesting stuff. I am always tempted to do my family tree, then I get so far and give up.

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