15 Shevat 5780 AM
Today, 197 years ago, in the year 1823, the Shaarei Teshuva passed away in Dubno.
Rabbi Chaim Mordechai Margulies, from Dubno, was a brother of the renowned Rabbi Zalman Margulies from Brody a.k.a. The Beis Ephrayim. R’ Chaim Mordechai, started to write a commentary on Shulchan Aruch, but sadly enough, he didn’t survive, to finish it. His brother, R’ Zalman, took it upon himself to finish his work. This is the commentary Shaarei teshuva, which is found on the page of any edition of Shulchan Aruch, and Mishnah Berurah. This is the reason why on the title page, the commentary is accredited to R’ Chaim Mordechai, and when referring to the commentary’ R’ Zalman’s name is quoted.