Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Pictures of the Gedolim in their youth

Have you ever wondered what gedolim looked like in their youth? If you think that they looked like yeshiva boys do today, you are in for a big surprise. Here is a site which is collecting pictures of the Gedolim in their youth. It is absolutely fascinating to see the way they looked and dressed (no black hats, no long payists behind the ears, stylish clothing, etc.).

I contributed some of the pictures (from the book Harav MiBrisk Volume 2 in Hebrew) so I will post 2 here (for the rest check out the link I posted above).

Below is a picture of R' Shach as a young man.

Rav Shach

Here is a picture of R' Aharon Leib Steinman as a young man (he is all the way on the right).

Rav Steinman

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