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What are the best biographies Vilna Gaon? [closed]

I watched Henry Abramson's lecture on the Vilna Gaon prepared with the book The Genius: Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern Judaism by Eliyahu Stern. The reviews of that book are good, but ...
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What are the seven wisdoms? [closed]

I've read several biographies where the author will say that "this person was an expert in the seven wisdoms". Well, I'd like to know if any of y'all can help me out by explaining to me what are these ...
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What tribe were Eldad and Medad from?

I have been trying to find biographical information about Eldad and Medad but cannot seem to find a source which states which tribe they are from. The Baale Tosfot - Daat Zekeinim says they were ...
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Encyclopedia of Tzaddikim

Sheimos HaTzaddikim is a very unique prayer within Breslov which is pretty much reciting the names of many righteous people, from characters within the Tanach to fairly modern figures. I could not ...
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Do any Rabbis discuss experiencing sadness after producing a chiddush?

In conversation with a friend he relayed to me that after working for a long period of time on producing a chiddush or novel torah insight, once the chiddush is completed he often feels a profound ...
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Did Rav Menachem Mendel Lefin (author of the book Cheshbon HaNefesh) view Kabbalah as nonsense?

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Lefin is known mostly for his book Cheshbon HaNefesh. While researching biographical notes about him, I came across the following sentence on Wikipedia: He campaigned in favor ...
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Biographical details of Rav Gidel?

I have seen many statements in the talmud such as 'Rav Gidel said that Rav said...". I would like to know where I can find some biographical details of the life of Rav Gidel. Are there published works ...
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Looking for a good book on Rebbe Akiva ben Joseph's life [closed]

I was reading about Rebbe Akiva ben Joseph and became intrigued by his life and his ideas. I'd like to read a book about him that covers his life and details his contributions to ethics, etc. Would ...
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Where can I find information on Rabbi Yaacov Wazana

In a lecture I attended some years ago mention was made of a Rabbi Yaacov Wazana, who practiced some sort of Jewish healing in Morocco. I would like to know where I can find biographical information ...
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Where's Rebbi Yehudah HaChassid Buried? [closed]

Where, precisely, is Rebbi Yehudah HaChassid - the author of Sefer Chassidim - buried?
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What biographical information is known about Rabbi Yitzchak Izaik Zorovitz?

What biographical information is known about Rabbi Yitzhak Izaik ben Yaakov haLevi Zorovitz, author of this sefer, among others. Apparently he was of a Chassidic background, but I wasn't able to find ...
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Whose portrait hung in Rav Elyashiv's home? [closed]

Whose portrait hung in Rav Elyashiv's home? In this video (on the top-right of the video, to Rav Elyashiv's left) you can see the portrait I'm asking about. The portrait was not hung in the same room ...
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Rav Nissan Kaplan - biography

Rav Nissan Kaplan is one of the Rashei Yeshiva at the Mir in Jerusalem, teaches English-speaking students in Walmark (וולמארק), which is one of the two batei midrash in the Bet Yeshaya building, ...
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What is the biography of Rav Yitzchak Meir Morgenstern? [closed]

Rav Yitzchak Meir Morgenstern is the Rosh Yeshiva of Toras Chochom in Israel. What is his background and biography? Meaning, where did he grow up, which yeshivot did he learn at and under whom (I know ...