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April 1st, 2011 · 6 Comments

Moshe Batlan
d. 21 Teves, 1972 (5732)
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Village of New Square Cemetery
Grant Avenue
Spring Valley, NY 10977
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Tags: Monsey / New Square, NY · New York · Upstate New York

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ben Bee Zee // Apr 1, 2011 at 11:25 am

    “Moshe Batlan” w/o the Reb (which he was very strict about it, once he was talking on a Rebbe, the Skverer Rebbe told him Moshe if you talk i’ll have to punish you and ad Reb to your name…), is a famous figure among Chasidim.

    Originally an Alexander Chusid of the Yismach Yisroel, and when he was supposed to serve in the army he fled, and became close to the Divrey Shmiel of Slonim, then again he fled to Keshinov, Romania.

    In Romania he befriended with the Rivnitzer and the Skulener Rabbi’s and they became very close, it’s said that he was worthy being a Rebbe himself.

    Through this friendship he became close to the Rizhiner Rabbi’s and was constantly traveling to the Shtefineshter Rebbe Zy”u to Yassi. (After the Shtefineshter past away many of his chasidim attached themselves to Skver and were called Sha”s Chasidim meaning Sh’tefinesht S’kverer Chasidim.)

    Reb Moshe too became extremely attached to the Skverer Rebbe Reb Yakov Yosef Ztz”l who lived then in Keshinov (I don’t know whether this was before the Shtefineshter passed away or after), and he served as his Gabay.

    When the Skverer Rebbe came to America, Reb Moshe was unable to get a Visa because he had a sick child, so he was left behind in Belgium, where he became a central figure for the Chasidishe Yidden.

    Later he managed to go to Israel where he was greeted with open arms not being able to live with a Rebbe for a moment, he became very close to the Belzer Ruv and to the Bais Yisroel of Gur who would , he was also very close to the Birkas Avrohom and Nesivas Sholom of Slonim.

    All these years that they were separated, he would write a letter to his Rebbe to Skver each and every day, they are treasured to this day.

    Later on he was able to come to America he settled in New Square and became the Mashpia for Skver.

    He would learn with the Bucherim, and teach them Torah and Chasidus, especially he would learn Ohr Hachaim Hakodosh, he was extremely patient with everyone.

    There’s still a lot to write.

    Good Shabbos

  • 2 Nachman Nussen // Apr 5, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Reb Moshe is known in Square as “Reb Moshe Gabbai”, having served as Gabbai by the previous Skverer Rebbe, as Ben Bee Zee mentioned before. While Reb Moshe lived in Yerushalayim his house was an open house for tens of youngsters who came to join and eat with him the Seudos Shabbes. All of his ‘Talmidim’ are remembering fabulous memories of Reb Moshe, his stories and unique comments.

  • 3 asher // Apr 5, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Was he known as Moshe Batlan or Reb Moshe Gabai? Why Batlan in the first place – it sounds a bit more than degrading (looser’ish).

  • 4 Yakov // May 9, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    the most interesting thing was to see how after the petirah of the previous Skverer Rebbe, the elderly Reb Moishe became a chosid of the Skeverer Rebbe Shlit”a who was then only 28 years old.

  • 5 Yakov // Jul 25, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Village of New Square cemetery is at the end of Roosevelt Ave.
    there is no Grant Ave. in New Square!

  • 6 shtikel mentch // Jul 9, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    he was a real great man that a lot of pepole can learn from him

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