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Building Beis Aaron

Remembering my Yedid Nefesh Rav Ahron Walkin z’tl

By Rabbi Daniel Yaakov Travis

Beis Ahron #1 – Authoring a Sefer on Bava Kama in Jail

Rav Ahron son of R' Yaakov Zvi Walkin was born in Lithuania, 5625 (1864). He studied in the Volozhin Yeshiva, as a student of the Netziv. Later he learned in the "Kollel Persuhim", under Rav Yitzchak Elchanan Spektor. Rav Ahron Walkin went on to serve as Rabbi in several different cities and villages in Lithuania, Russia, and Poland until he finally became the Rabbi of the Pinsk - Karlin community. He was killed in the Holocaust, in 5702 (1943). He authored several works, including Beis Ahron on Shas and Shut Zekan Aaron.

Thirty-five years ago I was a Talmid in Yeshivas Toras Moshe in Eretz Yisrael and lived in a small apartment on Hagai St. in Geula. I had the privilege to be in the same apartment as the grandson and namesake of the above Gadol, Aaron

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