By COLlive reporter
A special event in Crown Heights marked the 83rd yartzeit of the Rogatchover Gaon, Rabbi Yosef Rosin, one of the foremost Talmudic commentators of the twentieth century.
He was born in 1858 and raised in the Belarusian city of Rogatchov and served for decades as a rabbi in the Latvian city of Dvinsk (Daugavpils). He was an unparalleled genius, whose in-depth understanding of all Talmudic literature left the greatest of scholars awestruck.
He habitually demonstrated that many of the famous debates between the Talmudic sages have a singular thread and theme, Chabad.org writes. The Rogatchover authored tens of thousands of responsa on the Talmud and Jewish law. Many of them have been compiled in the set of volumes Tzafnat Paneach.
Rabbi Chaim Fieldsteel of Jerusalem presented a lecture in Hebrew about the life and teachings of the Rogatchover at the special event held on Sunday at Anshei Moshe – 1334 Lincoln Pl (between Schenectady & Utica).
The event served a dairy buffet dinner sponsored by Calabria, Mozzarella, Chocolatte, and Wine by the Case.
VIDEO: The lecture was broadcast on COLlive.com