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The Hazon Ish Letters to Zvi Yehuda: Teacher, Student, and Legacy

Hosted By: The National Library of Israel (NLI)

In the 1940s, the Hazon Ish (Rabbi Avraham Yeshaya Karelitz, 1878–1953), one of the most influential rabbis of the 20th century, wrote a series of letters to his student Rabbi Zvi Yehuda. By this point, Karelitz, who was born in what is now Belarus, was living in the Land of Israel.

14 of these letters have now been donated to the National Library of Israel by Hassia Yehuda, Rabbi Yehuda’s widow, as well as his children Rachel Yehuda, Talli Yehuda Rosenbaum, and Gil Yehuda.

Among other things, this correspondence reveals a more personal side of the Hazon Ish, a figure who has had a lasting effect on ultra-Orthodox Judaism in Israel.

This event is at 1 PM ET and at 8 PM in Israel.

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