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Who was the famous rosh yeshivah born in Chicago? Don’t know? Here’s a hint: his yahrtzeit is 10 Cheshvan Still don’t know? Sit back and listen to the story of the beloved rosh yeshivah of the Mir — Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel ztz”l

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Natie Finkel grew up in Chicago, played ball like everyone else, and was an all-around American boy. He wasn’t much different from any other Jewish kid, not too different from you. His real name was Nosson Tzvi, but his friends used his nickname, Natie. In 1960, when he was 17, Natie flew to Eretz Yisrael. His destination was the Mir, a small yeshivah of about 200 students. Those seeing Natie board the plane didn’t imagine that this small step for Natie would be a giant leap for Klal Yisrael — because young Natie became the world-renowned Jewish leader and tzaddik, Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel, rosh yeshivah of the Mir.

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