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Rabbi Moshe Eisenstadt

April 16th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Chief Rabbi of Petrograd (Saint Petersburg)
d. 9 Cheshvan, 1943
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  • 1 azi // May 13, 2009 at 1:56 am

    there is an obit for this rav in the NY Times archives on Nov 8, 1942.

    Chief Rabbi of Leningrad, moved to Paris from Russia where he led an Orthodox community of other Jews from Russia. In the US opened a shul named Beth Israel. He wrote several books and transilated many others into hebrew. Died in his apartment at the age of 73 and has two daughters living at the time in Israel.

  • 2 Bas // Dec 16, 2011 at 11:45 am

    This may be of interest to you: In the Dutch newspaper ‘De Telegraaf’ of 10-2-1925, page 1, an interview is published with ‘the Chief Rabbi of Leningrad, dr. M.A. Eisenstadt’. In the interview, he talks about the bad treatment of Jews in communist Russia and warns that Russian Jewry is in peril.

  • 3 Bas // Dec 16, 2011 at 11:46 am

    I should clarify that ‘1o-2-1925’ means 10 february 1925, to rule out any confusion.

  • 4 YD Miller // Dec 18, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Letter written by the Rabbi, while serving in Paris:
    http://search.archives.jdc.org/multimedia/Documents/NY_AR2132/00036/NY_AR2132_02562.pdf

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