Aharon Zelig Zioni
Son of Naftali Zioni and Rivka Zioni
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About Aharon Zelig Zioni
Varaklani, a part of the Latgale region, is located 88 km north of Daugavpils. It lies just south of the largest body of water in Latvia, Lake Luban. Not far to the the south of the town is the railroad which, going west will take one to Riga, capital of the country.
Alternate names: Varaklanu, Varaklyany, Varklian, Varkliani.
Geographical location: 56deg 37' North latitude/ 26deg 44' East longitude
In 1840 Rabbi Aharon Zelig Zioni, the son of Rav Naftali Zioni, headed the Jewish Community.
In 1840 Rabbi Aharon Zelig Zioni, the son of Rav Naftali Zioni, headed the Jewish Community. In 1873, Rabbi Abraham bar Gabai became the head rabbi, and held the post for the next 50 years, followed by Rabbi Eliezer-Yaakov Hacohen Grodsky, who headed the community until the Holocaust.
Rabbi Aharon Zelig Zioni, the son of Rav Naftali Zioni, rabbi 1840-1873