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I've just done a major upgrade of this page. I added an infobox with Rabbi Shapiro's photo and some basic facts. I also structured his life into some biographical sequence.
My writing is very basic. The information I've provided is a bare outline. And I havent provided any citations for the facts. I'm hoping that this will simply serve as a basic outline for others to fill in over time. I may come back and give citations.
I think that this brings the article out of stub-class status.
- - Ezra 11.15 3, Febuary 2008.
Something here makes no sense at all. The article states: "After cheder, Shapiro began to study with his grandfather, the Minchas Shai." How can this be? The Minchas Shai died in 1626, and Rebbi Shapiro was not born until 1887. Even in utero he could not have studied with him. And it is difficult to believe that someone born in 1887 could be the grandson of someone who died in 1626. Even if Minchas Shai sired progeny in the year of his death, said progeny would have been 251 years old when siring (or giving birth to) Rebbi Shapiro. Unless there is some explanation that escapes me, I insist this sentence be taken out. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kepipesiom (talk • contribs) 23:53, 12 August 2012 (UTC)