Lion of the Mir: Memories of Rav Refael Shmuelevitz


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As one of the last members of the "old school" style Rosh Yeshiva, R' Refoel Shmuelevitz (1937-2016) was indeed a unique breed. Warm, personal and caring, he was also sharp and demanding in learning. Down to earth and cognizant of the world around him, he nevertheless occasionally expressed unconventional views. Unafraid to speak his mind and not subscribing to a specific pervasive ideology, he represented the old time aristocracy of Lithuanian Yeshiva world which had nurtured him.In honor of his yahrtzeit, we present some personal reminisces of this great man. Subscribe To Our Podcast on: Apple: Google Play: Spotify: Stitcher: Follow us on Twitter or Instagram at @Jsoundbites You can email Yehuda at

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