Lifshitz, David, 1907-

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Rabbi David Lifshitz (1907-1993) was chief rabbi of Suwalk, Poland before World War II. Fleeing the Holocaust in 1941, he was appointed RoshYeshiva (Dean) of Beit Midrash LeTorah (Hebrew Theological College) in Chicago. In 1944, was appointed a Rosh Yeshiva at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, where he taught for almost 50 years. His discourses in chochma (intellectual thought) and mussar (Jewish ethical practices) were compiled and published by his students with the title Tehillah LeDovid. His classes on the Talmud were also published as Shiurei Rav Dovid Lifshitz. Rabbi Lifshitz was a member of the presidium of the Agudath HaRabbonim of the United States and Canada for many years, and was a leader in the Ezras Torah organization. He served as Honorary President of the Suwalk & Vicinity Relief Committee in the United States, which provided assistance to Holocaust survivors from that area and strove to preserve the legacy of Suwalki Jews. He was also active in Israeli communal and political affairs, and was a supporter of the formation of the Chazit Datit (United Religious Bloc) following the establishment of the State of Israel.

From the description of David Lifshitz papers 1924, 1930, 1936-1991 1941-1988. (Yeshiva University). WorldCat record id: 743237855

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creatorOf Lifshitz, David, 1907-. David Lifshitz papers 1924, 1930, 1936-1991 1941-1988. Yeshiva University
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associatedWith Ben-Gurion, David, 1886-1973. person
associatedWith Ezras Torah (Organization) corporateBody
associatedWith Hapoel Hamizrachi. corporateBody
associatedWith Hebrew Theological College. corporateBody
associatedWith Henḳin, Yosef Eliyahu. person
associatedWith Kahaneman, Joseph, 1888-1969. person
associatedWith Kotler, Aaron, 1892-1962. person
associatedWith Leṿin, Yitsḥaḳ Meʼir. person
associatedWith Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. corporateBody
associatedWith Silver, Eliezer, 1882-1968. person
associatedWith Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada. corporateBody
associatedWith Warhaftig, Zorach, 1906- person
associatedWith Yoselevits, Yosef, 1878 or 9-1935. person
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Israel
New York (State)--New York
Washington Heights (New York, N.Y.)
Poland--Suwałki
Suwałki (Poland)
France
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Jews, Algerian
Jewish sermons, Hebrew
Holocaust survivors
Judaism and state
Sabbath
Jewish refugees
Jews--Charities
Fund raising
Jews
Chief rabbinate
Rabbis--Correspondence
Rabbis
Orthodox Judaism
Fraternal organizations
Eulogies
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Jewish sermons, Yiddish
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Birth 1907

Death 1993-06-28

English,

Hebrew,

Yiddish,

French

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