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Shimon Shkop

Lithuanian rabbi

1860   -   1939

educated at: Mir Yeshiva (Belarus), Volozhin yeshiva, Telshe yeshiva
occupation: rabbi, rosh yeshiva, author
position held: rosh yeshiva
student of: Chaim Soloveitchik

Shimon Yehuda Shkop (Hebrew: שמעון שקופ‎; 1860 – October 22, 1939) was a rosh yeshiva (dean) of the Yeshiva of Telshe (Telšiai) and then of Yeshiva Shaar HaTorah of Grodno, and a renowned Talmid Chacham (Talmudic scholar). He has created a unique way in classic Eastern European erudition, which is expressed mainly in his book Sha'arei Yosher, and is characterized by a logical-legal analysis of the basic principles of Halakha, and less than local pilpul.
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