Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Why was Volozhin the first modern yeshiva again? A little fuel for Brisker pride.

Volozhin is described as the first modern yeshiva in part because prior to its establishment yeshivos were mostly local affairs.

Why then is it that in 1762 we find

and in 1798 we find

על פי שנים עדים או שלשה עדים יומת המת

When I find the third I'll update the post.

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