About the Maggid

Rabbi Yaakov (Jacob) Kranz, the Maggid of Dubno, was born circa 1740 and died in 1804. He was a major figure on the European Jewish scene. He was a legendary Torah scholar and orator, famous for his astute use of parables from everyday life to bring out deep ideas. He was a contemporary of the Gaon of Vilna, who admired him greatly.
Rabbi Kranz spent 18 years in the city of Dubno, and thus become known as the Maggid of Dubno. He spent the last 15 years of his life in the Polish town of Zamosc. Wikipedia has an entry on the Zamosc Synagogue; to access this entry, click here.

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