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Rabbi Meir Peretz Levitz

January 26th, 2010 · 11 Comments

Chief Rabbi of Hazelton, PA
d. ?? Tammuz, 1965 (5725)
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Elmont, NY 11003
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  • 1 Ben Bee Zee // Jan 26, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    הרב מאיר פרץ לעוויץ נולד בעיר זעמבראווא, פלך לומזה, תלמיד ישיבות לומזה, ביאליסטוק, סלאבודקא, נאוואהרדיק וכולל קאוונא, נסמך להוראה ע”י הגאונים ר’ יחיאל מיכל עפשטיין בעל ערוה”ש, ר’ צבי יעקב אפפענהיים מקעלם, ר’ ישראל ניסן קארק ראב”ד ומנהל כולל קאוונא, ומהגאון ר’ יצחק ראבינאוויץ מפאניעוויזש.

    כיהן ברבנות בעיר זאטיש פלך יעקאטעריניסלאוו. בשנת תרפ”ח היגר לארה”ב ושמש ברבנות בהייזלטאון, פענסעלוועניע.

    היה חבר ועד ההנהלה של אגודת הרבנים וחבר ועד הרבנים דעיר נוא יארק רבתי.

  • 2 Stan Levitz // May 29, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    This is my paternal uncle. Any relatives invited to get in touch with me.

  • 3 Stan Levitz // Mar 16, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    can someone translate the Hebrew reply for me
    Stan Levitz

  • 4 Stan Levitz // May 12, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    thank you to Ben Bee Zee for a reply….however, I need it in English. thank you very much

  • 5 YD Miller // May 13, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Free Translation:

    Rabbi Mier Peretz Levitz was born in the town called Zembrow a province of Lomze. he was a student and graduate the Lomze Yeshiva (Rabbinical College) and was ordianed as Rabbi by the prominent Lithuanian Rabbis; RYM Epstien of Navogrodek author of Aruch Hashilchan, RZY Oppenhiem of Kelm, RYN Kark of the Kovne Kollel and RY Rabinowitz of Ponevizh.

    Served as rabbi in the town Zetish (?) and in 1928 emigrated to the US to serve the Jewish comunity in Hazelton, PA.

    Was a member of the Agudas Harabonim and of the Rabbinical Counsil of NY.

  • 6 Ben Bee Zee // May 13, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Born in Zembrove near the city of Lumzhe, learned in the Yeshivos of Lumzhe, Bialistok, Slabodka and Kolel Kovna.

    Got Smicha from Reb Yechiel Mechel Epstein author of the famous Aruch Hashilchon, Reb Tzvi Yakov Oppenheim from Klelem, Reb Yisroel Nissin Kark chief rabbi of Kovna and from Reb Yitzchok Rabinowitz of Ponevizh.

    He served as the Rabbi of a city named Zatitch which is near Yakatarinislov and in 1928 he came to the US and served as a Rabbi in Hazeltown, Pennsylvania.

    He was one of the leading rabbis of the Agudas Harabonim and the Vaad Harabonim of Greater New York.

  • 7 Dr. Yisrael Levitz // Oct 19, 2017 at 4:07 am

    I knew my uncle Peretz (zt”l) well. When he was older, in his 80s, he lost his sight and we used to learn on the phone together. He was an amazing talmid chacham (scholar). When he passed away, I remember crying at his funeral for all the torah that was lost to the world with his passing.
    I don’t know if I am related to a Stan Levitz. However, given the size of the Levitz clan, it is altogether possible. Feel free to email me for any further discussion.
    Yisrael Levitz
    Nof Ayalon, Israel

  • 8 Carole Levitz // Jul 10, 2019 at 11:17 am

    My husband Stanley Levitz passed away last year.
    Rabbi Levitz was his oldest uncle. He spoke of how wise his uncle was.

  • 9 Carole Levitz // Aug 30, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    To Yisrael Levitz:
    if you could give me the name of your Levitz grandparents maybe we can find a connection.

  • 10 Lisa K. // Dec 24, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Rav Meyer (Meir) Peretz was one of 10 surviving children of Chaim (Yerucham) Fischel Danielowicz (shortened to Levitz in the U.S.) and Zysla (Zissel) born Sidorowski.

    Dr. Yisrael Levitz and Stanley Levitz are first cousins; they are the children of Meyer Peretz’ brothers Benny (Benzion) and Jack (Jankel), respectively.

    More information, photos, and documents about Rav Meyer Peretz Levitz and other members of the family can be found here:

    – Lisa, granddaughter-in-law of yet another brother of Meyer Peretz, and family historian.

  • 11 Lisa K. // Dec 25, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Correction: Meyer Peretz was one of at least 11 surviving siblings; at least 3 additional siblings are believed or documented to have died in infancy in Poland.

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