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R' Meir Pam

Immediate Family:

Husband of Rochel Leah Pam
Father of Rabbi Avrohom Yaakov Pam

Managed by: Avrohom Y. Pam
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About R' Meir Pam

Rabbi Avraham Yaakov Pam was born in Vidz, a small village in Lithuania. His father, Rabbi Meir, was an exceptional Torah scholar. Rabbi Pam would tell his family and students that his father almost never went to bed. He would learn until he dozed off from fatigue, and would wake up in the middle of the night and return to his studies. His mother was a learned and pious woman. Rabbi Pam would say about her that since she was incapable of seeing bad in people, she never could speak ill of anyone. She was also fluent in the entire Tanach and was expert at using its lessons to comfort the downtrodden.

Rabbi Meir Pam first learned in Knesses Bais Yitzchak, and later in the Chofetz Chaim's Kollel Kodoshim, where two of his colleagues were Rabbi Elchonon Wasserman and Rabbi Yosef Kahaneman, the future Ponevizher Rav. Rabbi Kahaneman later was the Rabbi of Vidz for a while, and invited Reb Meir to give lectures in the yeshiva there. In 1927, Rabbi Meir Pam came to the United States. After securing positions as a Talmud lecturer in Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin and as rabbi of the Beis Medrash Hagadol in Brownsville. He then brought over his family.

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R' Meir Pam's Timeline

Age 18