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Rabbi Moshe Rosen

March 17th, 2008 · 18 Comments

Rabbi Moshe Rosen

משה ב"ר יהודא אריה

Baal Nezer HaKodesh

Date of Death: Sun. October 13, 1957 - Tishrei 16 5718

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Society: TAL TOR TIPH JER, Section: 1, Block: V, Gate: 1, corner of Lebanon Road and Sinai Avenue

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: ROSEN, MOSES

Biographical Notes:

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: Mount Judah Cemetery - Queens · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dovid Sternhiem // Mar 18, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    He was very close to the Chazon Ish back in Europe they started a yeshiva together.

  • 2 abe altman // Mar 20, 2008 at 1:15 am

    i used to live across the street from him and we would daven in his shul. i remember his son especially, rabbi chaim rosen. very, very special people. i’m lucky to have know them.

  • 3 debra // Dec 1, 2008 at 3:32 am

    he is my great grandfather. one of my sons is named after him. abe, do you remember leah, his daughter. she was my grandmother. hi.

  • 4 Miller // Dec 3, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Do you have a picture from your GG Father Rabbi Rosen?

  • 5 Azi // Jul 7, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    His great grandson is named Litwak. I think he is the director of some tzedaka organization, cant remember which one though.

  • 6 debra // May 10, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    rabbi hillel litwack, his grandson, collects for a tzedakah organization called orech mesharim.

  • 7 Abe altman // May 16, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    I’m sure I remember Leah
    Was she a lilac?
    I also know hill.
    I think he also works with Ezras Torah.
    I’m sorry it took me so long to respond as I haven’t looked at this sight in a while

  • 8 Abe altman // May 16, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    I meant litwak not lilac

  • 9 Abe altman // May 25, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Does anyone have tzvia Krinsky or her fathers phone number?

  • 10 Ben Bee Zee // May 25, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Prior to coming to the USA he was the Ruv of a city in the region of Kovno it was called Chveidan. Here he was one of the leading rabbis of the Agudas Harabonim.

  • 11 Ben Bee Zee // May 30, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    In this weeks Mishpacha it tells that when the Chazon Ish married to Chveidan Rabbi Rosen caught his attention and they made up a Chavrusa learning together.

  • 12 Reb Elya // Jul 30, 2011 at 11:15 pm

  • 13 YD Miller // Dec 24, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Letter written by Reb Moshe Rosen to RMA Haberman
    Page 2

  • 14 Reb Elya // Dec 28, 2012 at 12:40 am

  • 15 Baruch Cohen, Esq. // Oct 19, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Reb Chaim Rosen was married to Rebbetzin Ida Rosen who was my grandmother (Rebbetzin Yetta Cohen)’s sister. He had a little Shtielbe in Bayswater Far Rockaway where we davened.

    You can see a picture of him at my brother Mich Cohen’s bris at the Young Israel of Wavecrest & Bayswater.

    His brother-in-law Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky sold the Sefer Nezer HaKodesh.

  • 16 Mo Gins // Aug 7, 2016 at 11:01 am

    He was the matchmaker of the Chzon-ish and was his MESADER-KEDUSHIN

  • 17 YD Miller // Jan 30, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    A daughter of Reb Moshe Rosen, Frieda, married to Reb Avrohom Gurttman-Devorzetz who authored a sefer מלאכת חכמה

    The two are buried in Israel:

  • 18 Chaim Arnstein // Jul 6, 2017 at 12:38 am

    The following is from an email by Rabbi Yirmiyahu Kaganoff:

    Introduction: The Gadol of Brownsville
    What do the above questions have to do with a gadol of Brownsville? Actually, there were many great talmidei chachamim who lived in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn during its heyday as a Jewish neighborhood. This article will discuss two shaylos that were asked of a world-class gadol who served as a rav in Brownsville, Rav Moshe Rosen. Rav Rosen is usually known by the name of a series of sefarim he authored, the Neizer Hakodesh, which plows original ground on the entirety of Seder Kodoshim, and also includes volumes on Pesachim, Yoma, Makkos and Niddah.

    Rav Rosen was born in the 1870’s in Brainsk, in Polish Lithuania (then part of the Russian Empire). After marriage and five years of kest (the equivalent of kollel that existed for promising young talmidei chachamim in pre-World War I Eastern Europe), he became rav in Kveidan, a town near Kovno, Lithuania, where he remained through World War I before he moved to America. Even in his youth, he was a profound talmid chacham – as early an author as the Sedei Chemed quotes Rav Rosen with tremendous respect.[i]

    In Europe, while yet a young man, the Neizer Hakodesh exchanged halachic correspondence with such luminaries as the nineteenth century’s poseik hador, Rav Yitzchak Elchanan Spector, the Or Somayach, the Chofeitz Chayim, Rav Chayim Ozer Grodzensky, Rav Itzele Ponovitcher and Rav Menachem Ziemba.[ii] The Ponovitcher Rav, Rav Yosef Kahaneman, said that the Neizer Hakodesh’s Torah scholarship and brilliance was in the league of the greatest gedolim of Europe, an opinion that was echoed by another Lithuanian gadol, Rav Yechezkel Abramsky.

    One of the other gedolim who knew and admired Rav Rosen when he was still a young man in Europe was the Chazon Ish, whose rebbitzen was a native of Kveidan and where he (the Chazon Ish) resided immediately after his marriage. One short anecdote demonstrates the respect the Chazon Ish had for the Torah greatness of Rav Rosen: Shortly after World War I, the Chazon Ish wanted to print a new edition of the very difficult mesechta, Keilim, with three commentaries, those authored by Rav Chayim Ozer, the Chazon Ish himself and the Neizer Hakodesh.[iii] Apparently, this initiative never saw fruition.

    At the beginning of World War I, the Eastern Front of the war — between Germany and Russia — passed right through Kveidan and its environs, and most of the Jews fled to avoid the battlefront. Since no other rav was nearby, the Neizer Hakodesh remained in the area to oversee the chesed and mitzvos that needed to be performed. By the end of the war, there was no Jewish community left in Kveidan,[iv] and the Neizer Hakodesh relocated to America, where he settled in Brownsville.

    Once in New York, the Neizer Hakodesh became the first Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshiva Torah Vodaas. Among his early talmidim, was a young man named Avraham Pam, future Rosh Yeshivah of Torah Vodaas and future Chairman of the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah. In a later period, the Neizer Hakodesh would test (farher) the talmidim of Yeshivah Chayim Berlin. Decades later, he was also involved in the organization of the yeshivah Beis Hatalmud of Bensonhurst and of Beth Medrash Govoha of Lakewood.

    Upon arriving in America, Rav Rosen became rav of Khal Anshei Radishkovitz, colloquially known as the Amboy Street shul, one of the largest shuls in Brownsville. He later founded his own beis medrash, which, after his passing, was headed by his son, and later his son-in-law. The shul, now called Beis Hamedrash Harav, was subsequently relocated to Far Rockaway.

    Rav Rosen authored over twenty sefarim, of which at least eighteen were subsequently published, most of them called Neizer Hakodesh. Many decades before the Brisker Rav popularized studying Seder Kodoshim in depth, Rav Rosen was attempting to re-breathe life into Kodoshim through his work, out of his home in Brownsville. He also authored several volumes of responsa and commentaries on Shulchan Aruch and Chumash.

    Also a man of action, Rav Rosen raised money to support the Chazon Ish when he arrived in Bnei Beraq, and to assist the Brisker Rav when he arrived in Eretz Yisrael. Rav Rosen predeceased the Brisker Rav, passing away on Sukkos 5717 (1957).

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