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R' David ben Akiva Hacohen Rapaport (Rapaport), "Tzemach David"

Also Known As: "Tzemach David ", "R' David Hakohen ben Akiva Rappaport"
Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Bernovitz, Minsk, Belarus
Death: 1941 (51)
Mizhvizhi-Gorsk, Soviet Union (Perished in the Soviet work camp Mizhvizhi-Gorsk, near Piatrozavodsk on the Finnish border)
Immediate Family:

Son of R' Akiva Hacohen Rapaport and Khaya Sarah Hacohen Rapaport
Husband of Fruma Hacohen Rapaport Segal
Brother of Chana Rivka Rosenbaum; Sima Birenbaum; Avraham Hacohen Rapaport; Rosa Lifschitz; Eliyahu Rapaport and 3 others

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About R' David HaKohen Rappaport

Tzemach David, R' David Hakohen ben Akiva Rappaport, 1890-1941

Rav Dovid Rapaport (1890-1941). Born in Minsk, his mother was a descendant of the Gaon of Vilna while his father, Rav Akiva, was the grandson of Rav Akiva Eiger. [Akiva Hacohen Rapaport is related to Rabbi Akiva Eiger: tree

When he was still a young man, he enrolled in Ponovezh, having already written his sefer, Tzemach Dovid, on the chiddushim and halachic responsa of his grandfather. From Ponovezh, Rav Dovid went on to study in Kollel Beis Yisrael of Slabodka.

After his marriage, he and his wife were supported by his father-in-law, during which period Rav Dovid was able to compile his second major work, Mikdash Dovid, which focuses on the tractates of Kodshim, Taharos, Bechoros and Sanhedrin.

Then, during World War One, Rav Dovid had to flee and found refuge in Vilna. Later on, Rav Elchanan Wasserman invited Rav Dovid to deliver shiurim in Yeshivas Ohel Torah in Baranovich.This yeshivah was founded in 1907 at the initiative of Rav Yosef Yozel Horowitz, the Alter of Novhardok. During the outbreak of World War Two, Rav Dovid remained in Ohel Torah, joining the yeshivah on its treks to Vilna and, from there, to Turkey and Smilishuk.

On the 19th of Sivan, 1941, an NKVD agent burst into the yeshivah and arrested him. After his trial, Rav Dovid was sent to a forced labor camp in a distant village, near Finland.

1913--1996- The Eger Family Association- pg. 35

1913--1990- The Eger Family Association-אילן יב

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רפפורט, דוד הכהן, בן עקיבא. נולד בתר"ן,1890. בנעוריו למד בעירו, מינסק, Minsk, שברוסיה הלבנה. ערב פרוץ מלחמת העולם הראשונה נצטוו הוריו, שהיו אזרחי אוסטריה, לעזוב את רוסיה, ואביו נתקבל כרב ומורה הוראה בדנציג-צופוט. משם עבר לווילנה למד בישיבת פוניבז'. אחר כך עבר לישיבת סלובודקה. בתרפ"ח-תרפ"ט,1928-29 התקבל להיות ראש מתיבתא בישיבת "אהל תורה" בברנוביץ, שבווהלין, עם הרב אלחנן וסרמן. כשפלשו הגרמנים לפולין נמלט לווילנה, והישיבה הועברה לטרוקי, Troki. כשהשתלטו הרוסים על ליטא, בקיץ ת"ש,1940, עברה הישיבה לסימילישוק, ושם המשיך ר' דוד להגיד שיעורים. בסיון תש"א, 1941, גורש למחנה עבודה באזור הקירילי-פיני. שם התיר לאחרים בענייני מאכלות אסורות והחמיר עם עצמו. נפטר בצום גדליה תש"ב,1941.




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Minsk, Belarus
Age 51
Mizhvizhi-Gorsk, Soviet Union