Lejb Abrahamowicz Rakowski
Lejb Abrahamowicz Rakowski (around 1817-1893) – a rabbi of Płock, an outstanding Talmudist. Son of Abram and Paja. His wife was Fajga née Horwitz (approx. 1818-1878), daughter of Moszek Chaim and Cypra née Frenkiel, with whom he had sons Abba Józef (born 1857), Jankiel Moszek (born 1863), Szoel Zelman (born 1865) and daughter Paja Basza (born 1861). He was a rabbi in the town of Stawiski, then he was appointed as the rabbi of Płock in 1864, and again in 1867. During his rabbinate, the Izaak Fogel Jewish Hospital was created, and Lejb Abrahamowicz Rakowski helped raise funds for this purpose. He also introduced modern teaching methods in Płock cheders and modernized the seat of the Talmud-Torah. In 1880 he was dismissed from his position of rabbi in Płock and took up the rabbinate in Marijampole.