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Chaim of Volozhin

Polish Jewish rabbi, Talmudist and ethicist

Died when: 72 years 144 days (868 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius

 

Chaim of Volozhin

Chaim of Volozhin (also known as Chaim ben Yitzchok of Volozhin or Chaim Ickovits;January 21, 1749 – June 14, 1821) was a rabbi, Talmudist, and ethicist.

Popularly known as "Reb Chaim Volozhiner" or simply as "Reb Chaim", he was born in Volozhin (a.k.a.Vałožyn or Valozhyn) when it was a part of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.

He died there while it was under the control of the Russian Empire.The title of his is Nefesh Ha-Chaim.


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