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Founder of the famous Yeshiva of Volozhin, Rabbi Hayim ben Yitshak was one of the most influential proponents of Talmudic study in the early 19th century. The author of Nefesh HaHayim, he articulated a cogent Mitnagdic response to the Hasidic movement. More videos available at www.jewishhistorylectures.org.