Kelm Talmud Torah

The Kelm Talmud Torah was a famous yeshiva in pre-holocaust Kelmė, Lithuania. Unlike other yeshivas, the Talmud Torah focused primarily on the study of Musar ("Jewish ethics") and self-improvement.

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Kelm Talmud Torah - Famous Students
... The Mashgichim in many of the yeshivas in Poland and Lithuania were students of the Talmud Torah of Kelm ... Some were Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel of Slabodka Rabbi Yechezkel Levenstein in Mir and then later in Ponevezh Yeshiva Rabbi Yeruchom Levovitz of Mir Rabbi Yosef Leib Nenedik in Kletzk Rabbi Moshe Rosenstein in Łomża Rabbi Naftoli Trop of Radin Rabbi Nosson Meir Wachtfogel, mashgiach ruchani of Beth Medrash Govoha, Lakewood, New Jersey ...
Simcha Zissel Ziv - Kelm Talmud Torah
... the cause of the Musar movement, Rabbi Ziv decided to open a school in Kelm, the Kelm Talmud Torah ... The Talmud Torah opened in approximately 1865 and attracted young students, mainly thirteen and fourteen-year-olds ... had taught Rabbi Ziv the importance of Musar and so the Talmud Torah aimed not only to enhance its student’s Torah knowledge but also to shape their ...