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Dr. Chaim Tchernowitz, Internationally-Known Talmudic Scholar, Dies at 78 in New York

Dr. Chaim Tchernowitz, internationally known Talmudic scholar and authority on Talmudic law died here today at the age of 78 Dr. Tchernowitz was also well known as an author, editor and founder of "Bitzaron," Hebrew monthly published here.

Dr. Tchernowitz was born in Sobej, Lithuania in l871. He was ordained at the age of 25 and became rabbi in 1897 in Odessa where he founded a rabbinical Yeshiva. In 1923 he came to the United States to assume the post of Professor of Talmudic the Jewish Institute of Religion. The Palestinian colony Givath Chaim was named in his honor.