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The 14th of Adar is the Yahrtzeit of Rav Ze’ev Wolf of Zhitomer, student of the Maggid of Mezeitch, author of Or Hameir, one of the early foundation texts of Chassidus (1800). The 11th of Adar is the Yahrtzeit of Rav Leib (ben Meir), son of Reb Meir of Premishlan, Reb Leib was known as the Shomer Shabbos (1799).


We know that Rabbi Meir of Premishlan prayed with such energy and so loudly that the pillars of the building would shake. When he recited the Shema he did so with complete self-sacrifice. During the Shabbat morning prayers, he would prostrate himself completely on the floor and would lie there in total attachment for hours at a time, until most of the other worshipers finished their prayers and went home to eat; and then, after their meal, when they returned, they would find him first standing and saying the Amidah or perhaps just finishing the Shema. (Ohr haMeir)

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