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Rabbi Avroham Abba Goldberg

February 25th, 2010 · 11 Comments

Rav in Minneapolis, Minnesota
d. 2 Av, 1960 (5720)
The Rav was the son-in-law of Rav Yitzchok Blazer, more commonly known as Reb Itzele Peterburger.
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Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery
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Richfield, MN 55423
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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 curios // Feb 25, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Found this:

  • 2 Hocker // Feb 26, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Looks like NY is not the only place with snow.

  • 3 Eitan Fish // Oct 4, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Reb Abba Goldberg was the son of Reb Tuvia Goldberg and Leah (Margolis) Goldberg. Leah Margolis was the daughter of Rav Gavriel Zeev (Velvele) Margolis (who is on this website as well).

    He was born in Jerusalem and was married to Miriam Blazer, daughter of Rav Yitzchak Blazer, known as Reb Itzele Peterberger, who was a talmid of Rav Yisrael Salanter.

    He moved to the US in the early 1930’s and was a shochet in Massachusetts. Later he moved to Minneapolis.

    He was my great-grandfather.

  • 4 YD Miller // Oct 4, 2010 at 3:26 pm


    Did his father Reb Tovia Goldberg (SIL of Reb Velvel) live here in the US as well?

  • 5 Eitan Fish // Oct 4, 2010 at 4:08 pm


    Tuvia Goldberg did not live in the US. He grew up in Grodna and moved to Jerusalem as a young man. His home remained in Jersulem for his whole life. He sold esrogim and citrus fruits in the US. He died in the US during one of his trips there in a train crash in 1924, and he was buried in Jerusalem. You can find him on the geni website (I put him on it).

  • 6 YD Miller // Oct 4, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    So I guess he was in the Esrogim business together with his brother-in-law Reb Yosef Zundel Salant?

    There was another Rabbi Goldberg here in the US, his name was Tzvi Yaakov Goldberg who authored the sefer Minchas Yaakov:

    He was from Devinsk his father was Reb Yehoshua Tuvia Goldberg, any connenction?

  • 7 Eitan Fish // Oct 5, 2010 at 4:06 am

    Regarding both of your questions, I don’t know. Are you related to the Rav Miller who wrote a biography of Rav Nachumke Kaplan of Grodna? or to the Sara Roiza (Miller) Lauer family?

  • 8 YD Miller // Oct 5, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Where was the biography of Rav Nachum of Grodna written and printed?

  • 9 Eitan Fish // Oct 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    The biography is called “Toldos Menachem” (Rav Nachum’s name was Menachem Nachum). It was written by Rav Yisroel Dovid Miller of Grodna, a talmid of Rav Nachum, I think in 1889. The edition I have was printed by the author’s son Aryeh Leib Miller in 1913 in Pyetrokov.

  • 10 curios // Mar 26, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Seems that he wasn’t really a SIL of Reb Itzele, but a step-SIL. His wife was the daughter of Reb Itzele’s wife from her first marriage. See here:

  • 11 YD Miller // Nov 7, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Some additional information on the Goldberg Family:

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