Rav Shmuel Alexandrov (1865-1941) was a top student in the Volozhin Yeshiva and was best known as a mystic and philosopher. He was influenced by both the Chabad Hassidic movement and the Jewish anarchism of HaRav Kook, the first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of the British Mandate for Palestine. His unique approach to religious philosophy combined Orthodox Judaism and the Kabbalah with secular literature, universalism and antinomianism, which stresses salvation through faith over a strict interpretation of moral law. Published works include “Letters of Research and Investigation” and “Pach HaShemen” – a commentary on Pirkei Avot. Rav Shmuel Alexandrov lived in Bobruisk his entire life and perished in the Holocaust.