Sunday, January 23, 2005

Schach, Rabbi Eliezer Menachem

Lithuanian-born Israeli Orthodox Jewish scholar and political leader (b. 1896?, Wabolnick [now Vabalninkas], Lithuania, Russian Empire - d. Nov. 2, 2001, Tel Aviv, Israel), as the spiritual leader of Israel's non-Zionist ultra-Orthodox political parties - Agudat Yisrael, Shas, and Degel Hatorah - wielded great influence on Israeli government policies. In 1940 Schach emigrated from Lithuania

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