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Harav Hagaon Shlomo Nosson Kotler

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Birthplace: Kaunas, Kaunas Region, Lithuania
Death: February 08, 1945 (84-93)
Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel
Immediate Family:

Son of Itzak Aaron Kotler and Basia Pesel Kotler
Husband of Chaya Toba Kotler
Father of Itschak Aaron Kotler; Mottle Kaplan; Freida Mera Rozowsky; Eyda Rivka Charlap; Samuel Cutler and 4 others
Brother of Rebeca Judith Rich; Khonon Schmerel Kotler; Leah Kotler; Drezel Fridliand; Mere Riva Kotler and 1 other

Occupation: Rabbi
Managed by: Dorothy Nadosy
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About Harav Hagaon Shlomo Nosson Kotler

Shlomo Nosson Kotler From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Shlomo Nosson Kotler (1856-c. 1920) was a distinguished Orthodox rabbi and Rosh yeshiva, and an acclaimed Talmudic scholar, Torah author and Posek (Halachic decisor). Born in Kovno, Lithuania, Kotler studied in the world-renowned Telz yeshiva under the eminent Rabbi Eliezer Gordon, as well as under Rabbi Jacob Joseph and later in the yeshiva of Rabbi Yaakov Charif, who became his foremost teacher. He received semicha from many great rabbis, among them Rabbi Yitzchak Elchanan Spektor. At the young age of twenty, having already served as a Talmudic lecturer in the Łomża yeshiva, he became one of the first teachers in the famed Knesses Yisroel yeshiva in Slobodke. A few years later, he accepted the position of Av Beth Din in the city of Uzhvent, near Kovno. In 1893, Kotler's ailing former teacher Joseph, then the chief rabbi of New York, invited him to serve as his associate. Heeding the request, Kotler served as rabbi of Congregation Tiferes Jerusalem in New York in Joseph's stead for the next three years. In 1896, he joined the newly-founded Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary as a Rosh yeshiva. Unsatisfied in an America weak in Orthodox Jewish life and practice, Kotler returned to Europe to serve as rabbi in the cities of Kurshan and Luknik. After World War I, Kotler returned to America, settling for seven years in Detroit. Towards the end of his life, Kotler emigrated to Israel, where, following the death of his first wife, he remarried the daughter of the leading Talmudic scholar Rabbi Yaakov Moshe Charlop, who was a close disciple of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook. Following Kotler's death, his father-in-law renamed his Jerusalem yeshiva in his memory. [edit]Torah Works

Kotler authored numerous Torah articles which were published in the various Torah journals of his time, as well as many sefarim, including the two-volumed responsa Kerem Shlomo (Jerusalem, 1936) and the original work Beis Shlomo (St. Louis, 1927). Many of Kotler's unpublished Torah manuscripts and insights have been lost. [edit]References

YU Torah Online Rosh yeshiva biographies Orthodox Judaism in America: A Biographical Dictionary

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Harav Hagaon Shlomo Nosson Kotler's Timeline

1856
1856
Kaunas, Kaunas Region, Lithuania
1873
1873
Age 17
Lithuania
1878
1878
Age 22
Lithuania
1880
1880
Age 24
Lithuania
1882
1882
Age 26
Lithuania
1885
July 2, 1885
Age 29
Lithuania
1888
February 15, 1888
Age 32
Lithuania
1891
December 10, 1891
Age 35
1895
April 20, 1895
Age 39
Lithuania
1900
1900
Age 44