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Rabbi Yitzchok Zev Mayer

October 24th, 2010 · 10 Comments

Rabbi Yitzchok Zev Mayer

יצחק זאב ב"ר מנשה

Rosh Yeshiva, Nitra, Mount Kisco, NY

Date of Death: Wed. July 31, 1991 - Av 20 5751

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Tags: Beth Israel Cemetery - Woodbridge, NJ · New Jersey · Rosh Yeshiva

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  • 1 Moshe Escott // Oct 24, 2010 at 10:18 am

    R. Yitzchak Zev Mayer z”l completed and published the Maharsha HaAruch that was authored by his father in law, R. Dovid Zvi Peteny Hy”d.

    A number of volumes of this sefer can be found at http://www.hebrewbooks.org when searching for מאיער as the mechaber.

    A son of R. Mayer was R. Dovid Hersh Mayer z”l who was a founder of Yeshiva Bais Binyomin of Stamford, CT in 1976. He was yeshiva’s menahel from its beginning until his petira in 2002.

  • 2 curios // Oct 24, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    His wife was the famous woman who made a Bris milah on her son (Reb Menashe) in Auschwitz.

  • 3 asher // Oct 24, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    I once heard of him or his FIL seeing the Maharsha in a dream thanking him for his work, but don’t believe anything unless heard from a reliable source. He 1st wife died young’ish, he remarried. His youngest son (Shlomo?) died very young, not long after after he passed away.

  • 4 Shmelke Taub // Oct 25, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Asher, his son Shlomo is B”H alive, and he is the secretary of Kolel Shomrei Hachomes.

  • 5 Farshlufen // Oct 25, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Asher, that was his son the r”y in stamford.

  • 6 Yoel // Oct 25, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    His youngest son named menachem yehushia was nifter at age 28 a few days after his father passed away.

  • 7 asher // Oct 25, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Thanx Yoel!

    Aside from being a great Talmud Chochom, he had a sense of humor (some of his kids, G-kids have it too). I once heard a story attribute to him, that he couldn’t sleep one night due to a dead (vahntz) bed bug in his mattress – when asked why, it was only 1 dead bug….? his answer, yes one dead bug, ‘ober s’iz geven eine grohser L’evayeh…! (but he had a huge funeral… )

  • 8 MR // Oct 28, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Does anyone know his Yichus? was he an Einikel of reb Shlomo Leib Mayer ABD Veretzky

  • 9 Joeph // Jun 2, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    ער איז געוועין א געוואלדיגער תלמוד חכם,מען זאגט אז פארן קריג האט ער געקענט נאך אסאך מער,נאר ערהאט באקימען טיפוס ביים קריג אין ער האט אסאך פארגעסען

  • 10 asher lowy // Jun 3, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Bio on Harav YZ Mayer and his FIL Harav Feteni, by their grandkid Yosef Mayer.
    http://www.hebrewbooks.org/37039

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