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Nisan 7

Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Meir Schiff (1608-1644), commonly known as the Maharam Schiff. Born in Germany, he was a childhood prodigy who became rabbi of a town at age 17. At age 36 he was appointed to the prestigious position of rabbi of Prague, but he died shortly after arriving in Prague. His genius is preserved in a book of talmudic commentary that is studied widely today.

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