This Day in Jewish History / The Prodigy From Kobryn Dies With His Flock

Rabbi Avraham Dov-Ber Kahana-Shapiro went back to his community in Nazi-occupied Lithuania, knowing they were doomed.

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On February 27, 1943, Rabbi Avraham Dov-Ber Kahana-Shapiro, the last chief rabbi of Kovno (today Kaunas), Lithuania, died at age 69. Shapiro is remembered not only for his rabbinical prowess, which is on...