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Rebbe Chaim Avroham Dover Levine

November 10th, 2008 · 28 Comments

Rabbi Chaim Avroham Dover Levine (Cohen)

חיים אברהם דוב בער ב"ר שניאור זלמן הכהן

The Malach

Date of Death: Sun. June 5, 1938 - Sivan 6 5698

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Cemetery Details
12 Market Street
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
United States

Phone: 877-843-7101
Contact: Peter Blacksberg


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Riverside Cemetery in Saddle Brook, NJ maintains computerized records and will provided a detailed location map upon request. Past the office, to Abraham Avenue, about 300 feet on the left

Biographical Notes:

Photo Source: Kinyan Hamodia Magazine, Pesach, 2016

Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Tags: Admorim · New Jersey · Riverside Cemetery - Saddle Brook

28 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Chabad // Nov 11, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    The Malach was a close disciple of the Tzemach Tzedek, Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson (d. 1866) before leaving to America in the 1920’s. He was also a close friend of Rav Yaakov Moshe Shurkin of Chaim Berlin.

  • 2 Cheskel // Nov 12, 2008 at 12:30 am

    Mistake, he was born the year the Tzemach Tzedek was niftar.

  • 3 Baruch A // Nov 12, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    According to the cemetery records The Malach was 77 at the time of his passing which would mean that at the time of the Tzemach Tzedek’s passing he was at the most, 6 years old. He was probably a talmid (student) of Rebbe Sholom Dovber Schneersohn the Rebbe Rashab.

  • 4 Cheskel // Nov 13, 2008 at 9:30 am

    Are U sure it states 77 maybe it is 71, my source is the words of his only son, and even if your right U can’t call him a close disciple of the Tzemach Tzedek.

  • 5 Baruch A // Nov 13, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    I’m not sure the origin of the Death Certificate information on record with the cemetery. Not that it make a difference, even if he was 77 he was still a little on the young side to have been a Talmud of the Tzemach Tzedek.
    Thank you,

  • 6 Baruch A // Nov 13, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    According to a friend of mine, who is an expert on Chabad history the Tzemach Tzedek suffered from acute multiple sclerosis and was partially paralyzed during the last 4 years of his life. Therefore, for the Malach to have been a talmid he would have to have been in his 90’s at the time of his passing (according to his Death Certificate he was 71 or 77). In any event, he was a talmid of Rebbe Shmuel of Lubavitch, the Tzemach Tzedek youngest son and successor.
    Thank you,

  • 7 DF // Nov 13, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    The third name, “Dover” should read “Dov Ber”. The matzeivas of people with the name ?Dov Ber? are usually spelled with only 1 “beis” so it looks like one name, as you will see by the Rebbe Rayatz’s (Lubavitch) kever. It says “Yosef Yitzchok ben Sholom Dover”, although the name was “Sholom Dov Ber”. Since the last letter of Dov and the first letter of Ber is “beis”, it is written like this. I heard a reason for this once but don’t recall it at the moment. According to HaChassidus by Alfasi, he was a talmid of Reb Shmuel of Lubavitch. Keep up the great work.

  • 8 moisheleh // Sep 1, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    the correct way is “Duber” same as the bais halevi Yosef Duber

  • 9 Malach'te // Nov 15, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    I am a descendent of one of the malach’s talmidim. The malach was a very close talmid of the rashab, R’ Shalom ber of Lubavitch, the fifth Lubavitcher rebbe.

  • 10 Baruch A // Jan 27, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    I was asked to post this:

    The Malach had an older brother (last name Cohen) who was both a Rav here in the States and in Belarus. The brother had already passed away when the The Malach arrived here in 1923.
    Anyone with information is asked to please send it in.

    As a side: The Malach changed his name to avoid the army and confiscation of his wedding dowry.

  • 11 חב"ד // Jan 27, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    i didnt know that he changed his name but i know that he was a chohen כהן

  • 12 YD Miller // Jan 28, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    the fact that they were Kohanim is mentioned on the Matzieve
    ר’ חיים אברהם דובער ב”ר שניאור זלמן “הכהן”
    The question is wether they used Cohen-Kohn as the family surname, and if there is any additional information on this brother, especially his given name.

  • 13 YD Miller // Feb 2, 2011 at 11:56 am

    The mother of Rabbi Berel Levy (Father of Reb Don Yoel Levy of the OK Kashrus Org.) was a sister of the Malach RACD Levine.

  • 14 Shraga // Apr 16, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    is any pic, ?

  • 15 aron feldman // Oct 23, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    are the weberman’s einiklach or just talmidim?

  • 16 Farshlufen // Oct 24, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Aron, just Talmidim.

  • 17 Tattale // Oct 26, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Not just the webermans, you have also (to name just a few) the Flohrs, Gertners, Rosens, Dershowitzs, Soloffs, Shains are among the disciples of the Malach

  • 18 aron feldman // Oct 31, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Where is R”Yaakov Schor buried?

  • 19 Farshlufen // Nov 1, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Aron, KY Satmar.

  • 20 Yossi // Jun 24, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I went to the cemetery yesterday and tried to find the kever. Most of the kevarim in that section are overgrown and many of the matzeivos cannot be seen because they are buried under branches and ivy, etc. I was not able to find the Malach’s kever. I plan to return (I now have a map with the spot highlighted) and hope to find it. If necessary, I will clean off the overgrowth.

  • 21 Rabbi Shimon Levine // Apr 1, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    My Rebbe, Rabbi Pinchus Ahron Weberman was very close to the Malach. As were his brothers. There still exists aYeshiva Nesivos Olom of the Melachim run by Rabbi Mayer Weberman in NY. There was an artical in Mishpacha magazine written by Yisroel Besser, coauthored by Reb Yidel Weberman, abouit the history of the Malach.Issue 191, 2 Shevat, 5768, Jan 9, 2008. I suggest that you get a copy, it will enlighten you to the most hidden Tzadik to reach the shores of America. There is more to the story that isn’t published by if you can get one the the Weberman brothers to sit down, they have quite a story to tell. Unfortunatly you won’t read it in Artscroll which would not exist without the Malach and the Weberman types who paved the way for all of us here in the USA.

  • 22 M.kennedy // Apr 8, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Reb Shimon

    it is very hard to explain in this dayen age the malach to the Yankee crowd who publicity newspapers photos are there daily diet as the mallach and his talmidid are and were the complete opposite to the American dream because the mallachoim represent the original yid who was not ashamed of his way of dress speech actions in america and this was over 80 years ago

    ever more that his talmidim never officially ever published anything about him the only thing we have are his letter which every word is kodes kodoshim

    By the way where is your rebbe rav webberman these days located

  • 23 Dovid in Golus // Apr 30, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    He also learned with R’ Chaim Brisker (Solovetchik) the Rambams Moreh Nevuchim and no one was allowed in the room. He was known as a Baal Ruach HaKodesh. zechuso Yagen alainu

  • 24 Toby // Jul 28, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Rabbi Pinchas Aron Weberman is a rav in Florida, while R’ Yidel Weberman lives in Monsey NY.

  • 25 Tattale // Jul 30, 2014 at 11:39 am

    The Mallach’s talmid Harav Meir Weberman was just niftar. ZY”U

  • 26 Farshlufen // May 9, 2016 at 8:33 am

    in the above photo:
    right: הרב הדומה למלאך
    Lrft: ר’ אלעזר מאיר פרייל אב”ד עליזיבעט
    Center: ר’ משולם פייביש שלמה ב”ר מרדכי וויילער ממקורבי המלאך

  • 27 Danthecan // May 16, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    GPS coordinates for the Malach’s kever in Riverside Cemetery:

    Latitude : 40.89208 (40° 53′ 31.48″ N)
    Longitude : -74.08375 (74° 5′ 1.5″ W)
    accuracy of signal : 4 m,-74.08375

  • 28 Avrohom // Aug 15, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    I was at the Malach’s kever this morning. You go up Abraham Road at the right side of the Riverside Cemetery office building. Go past Ruth walk, but before you come to Emanuel Walk. On your left half way between those two cross walks you will find a metal gate with the inscription in Hebrew—Bais Hamedrash Nusach Ha’Ari Di’Bronx. You will see the matzevos of some of his disciples (Gertners etc.) and a few steps from the road, with four candleholders, is the kever of the Malach.
    Several other old time marbitzei Torah, Rabbi Avrohom Gris a mechanech, Rabbi Fishel Yoezer a Rov in the Bronx, and others are nearby, Webermans and some other close disciples are buried more recently in the same section.

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