Shlomo Zalman Porush

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Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Porush, (Hebrew: שלמה זלמן פרוש‬), was born in Babruysk, Russian Empire (now Belarus) in 1850 to his father Rabbi Naftali Zvi Porush (d. 1866) and mother Leah (d. 1900). He died in Jerusalem in 1898 and is buried on the Mount of Olives.

Biography[edit]

He arrived in Eretz Yisroel as a little boy in 1860 together with his parents and a brother Gershon and a sister. As a Jerusalem community leader of the Yishuv haYashan he founded the neighborhood of Shaarei Chesed and created the Shaarei Chesed Free-Loan Fund, which he directed on a voluntary basis for 18 years.

Some of his children were also leaders of the Yishuv haYashan. His children were: Rabbi Naftali Zvi Porush (the second), Rabbi Akiva Porush, Rabbi Aaron Porush, Rabbi Eliezer Lipa (Lipman) Porush, Rabbi Liber Mordechai Porush. A daughter married his brother Gershon's son Rabbi Menachem Mendel Porush. Another daughter Tzivia married Rabbi Chaim Yehuda Leib Auerbach and their son was Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach who was named after him.