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Whose semicha (ordination) was the last one signed/granted by Rabbi Joseph Dov Soloveichik? What about by Rabbi Moshe Feinstein?

(The answer may be "the yeshiva ABC class of 1981" or whatever.)

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I wonder in anyone knows this answer. Maybe there are those that know who was the first Semicha given by these Rabbis. –  Gershon Gold Dec 30 '10 at 21:19
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It shouldn't be too hard for a YU historian to determine which graduating class of RIETS was the last to have Rabbi Soloveichik signing all the semicha certificates. –  Shalom Dec 30 '10 at 23:33
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I'm just fascinated as to why anyone would care about the answer to this question. Are you just trying to "seed" the site with questions...? ;) –  Shaul May 11 '11 at 7:28

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Rabbi Harry Lax was the last recipient of smicha from Rabbi Soloveichik. I was told this by a great-nephew of Rabbi Soloveichik, who I know from Kehliath Jeshurun synagogue in Manhattan.

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What year was Rabbi Lax ordained? Was it a private or institutional (RIETS) semicha? This bio says he was ordained by RM"F, but I take it RYBS too? kashrusmagazine.com/ksg/Old%20and%20deleted/ksg_bios.html –  Shalom Aug 17 '11 at 1:33
    
it was done privately –  Jggreenblatt Aug 17 '11 at 2:50
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Jggreenblatt, Please edit your answer to include your source for this historical fact, even if it's as simple as "I heard it from my friend." –  Isaac Moses Aug 17 '11 at 3:19
    
ok her is no public historical fact this is not something i quoted from a gammara or a mishna this is just a fact –  Jggreenblatt Aug 17 '11 at 11:25
    
@Shalom, are you sure the facts contained in the latter sentence are intended to be related contingently? –  WAF Aug 17 '11 at 16:58

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