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Rabbi Chaim Yosef Selbovitz

September 15th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Moreh Dasrah Chevra Shas, Chelsea, MA
d. 11 Tishrei, 1968 (5729)
It is believed that the Rav was ordained by Rav Yosef Rosen the Rogochover Goan (d. 1936).
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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ben Bee Zee // Sep 15, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    There’s a letter addressed to him from the Rayatz he’s titled as a Shochet, he talks to him about a brother a Goan which the Rayatz met in Riga http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=31620&st=&pgnum=388&hilite=

  • 2 Ben Bee Zee // Sep 15, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    A farbreng in Chelsea for Yat Kislev Rabbi Zelbovitz said a Hadran http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=25446&st=&pgnum=110&hilite=

  • 3 Ben Bee Zee // Sep 15, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    This is his brother’s sefer which the Rayatz mentions in the letter Ateres Mordechai by Reb Mordcha Zelbovitz from Riga http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=24&pgnum=1

  • 4 Ben Bee Zee // Sep 15, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    The father of Reb Chaim Yosef, Reb Aba Leib was a Lubavitcher Chasid from the city of Fandala and therefore was called Reb Abba Leib Fandaler, His son Reb Mordcha Fandaler/Zelbovitz was the Rosh Hashochtim in Riga and was saying Chasidus in Riga http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=15021&st=&pgnum=738&hilite=

  • 5 Ann (Selby) Goldman // Sep 16, 2010 at 11:37 am

    This is Rabbi Hyman (Chiam) Zelbovitz grave – he was my grandfather, who lived in Chelsea, he is the son of Abba Lieb from Pondel – he had other brothers who were also rabbis, see web site- http://www.myfamily.com/the family Zelbovitz for more info . Ann Goldman

  • 6 sheila gendil // Aug 25, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    My son, Andy Gendil was named for my great uncle Chaim….He was my grandfather Philip Zelbovitz’s brother.

  • 7 susan albert // Dec 28, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Uncle Chaim was my Bubbe Fine’s brother. I’d like to be in touch with some of the people whose comments I’ve been reading. Uncle Chaim’s father Abba Leib went to a town in South Africa where he was chief rabbi. He also was ‘av ha-bais din’ and his son Mordechai was a member of the bais din.

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