Reb Aharon of Karlin

Short Biography: R' Chaim of Tzanz (1797-1876), is known as one of the most outstanding Torah scholars of recent generations. His demand for a high level of scholarship by the Chassidim is a hallmark of Tzanz even today. It is said that when he prayed, even the most uninitiated could see the light radiating from him. He was a champion of the poor and established many organizations to relieve them of their poverty. The leaders of several Chassidic dynasties trace their roots to Tzanz.