These next few weeks are memorable times as we celebrate the Yartzheit of many Gedolim.
Erev shabbos is the Yahrtzeit of the Rosh Yeshiva & founder of yeshivas chachmei Lublin and the founder of the Daf Yomi idea, Maran Hagaon Harav Meir Shapiro, zt'l
Known in his youth as the Iluy from Shatz, he wrote the sefer Teshuvos Ohr hameir. Subsequently his divrei torah on chumash were printed in 2 volumes titled "Imrei Daas" "Nitzutzei Ohr hameir" and others.
He was a chassid of the Rebbe of Tzortkov and was totaly Mevatel himself to the Daas of his Rebbe, zt'l
"Ashrei ayin Roasa ayleh"
He died childless. He was succeded by the Kuzeklovar Gaon, Hy'd.
Next week is the Yarhtzeit of the Tchebeiner Gaon, zt'l, Maran Harav D. B. Weidenfeld, Rosh Yeshiva & founder of the Tchebeiner Yeshiva in Yerushalayim. Also he is the author of Teshuvos Dovev Meyshorim - three volumes.
He was considered one of the Poskei Hador.
Gedolei Yerushalayim would use the expression about the Tchibeiner rav, zt'l "His Geonus is Frightening"
On the 16th of this Month is the Yarhtzeit of Maran Posek hador The Chazon Ish, zt'l.
When he was planning to arrive to Eretz yisroel from vilna, Maran Hagaon Rav Chaim Ozer, zt'l sent an emergency request of assistance to Maran Harav Kook, zt'l to help this "Giant who is coming from Babaloyn, as a reference to Maran The Chazon Ish.
(To be cont'd)