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Rabbi Chaim Yechiel Michael Bick

November 10th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Rabbi Chaim Yechiel Michael Bick

חיים יחיאל מיכל ב"ר חיים יחיאל מיכל

Mezhibizher Rav

Date of Death: Mon. May 25, 1964 - Sivan 14 5724

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Cemetery Details
300 Elmont Road
Elmont, NY 11003
United States

Phone: 718-343-4000


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, NY maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Section: B2, Emanuel Avenue between Monroe and Jackson Avenue, on the left side

Biographical Notes:

Photo Caption: Rav Chaim Yechiel Michael Bick (R), unconfirmed, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: The Old Bal Shem Tov Shul in Medzhybizh (rebuilt from old pictures), Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History 

Photo Caption: Rav Noach Isaac Oelbaum, Kew Gardens Hills, giving a drasha (May 2019), Credit:  Institute For Judaic Culture and History

Credit: IFJCAH

Tags: Beth David Cemetery - Long Island · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Chernobyl // Nov 10, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    interesting to see, his fathers name was the same as his, he was probably born right after his fathers passing, but interesting that they didn’t add any name to him as it is costumary

  • 2 Joe Friedman // Jan 15, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    The Rav?s older brother was Rav Yitzchok Bick (d. 1932) he was a Rav in Providence, LI, do you know where he is buried?

  • 3 Cheskel // Jan 15, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Chernobyl wrote on// Nov 10, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    but interesting that they didn?t add any name to him as it is costumary

    After parents a lot do not add another name.

  • 4 Tattale // May 16, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    He was the father of HaraHa”g Rabbi Moshe Bich Ztz”l

  • 5 MENDLE // Aug 30, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    He had a Beis Medrash in Bensonhurst Brooklyn on 20th Ave corner 73rd St.

  • 6 hakosev // Feb 19, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Rabbi Yitzchok Bibk was Raabi Chaim Bicks fathers fist cousin.

  • 7 hakosev // Apr 9, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Rabbi Chaim Bick ZT”L
    Born in Krosilov, Ukraine in 1888 (Rosh Chodesh Shvat 5648) after the passing of his father (whom he is named after). His youth was very tough, being an orphan of his father since birth. And when he reached his Bar Mitzvah he no longer had any live grandparents. Shortly thereafter his mother got ill and later on (still before his marriage) she passed away. All these obstacles did not stop him from doing his duty and reaching his maximum potential. When he was just fifteen years he wrote Chidushim on Shulchan Oruch Yoreh Dayeh.
    In 1910 R’ Chaim married his wife Miriam, daughter of Reb Meshulem Noson Horowitz of Mezebush. In 1911 R’ Chaim was hired to be the Rav in Medgebush (where his father had been Rav). Very shortly thereafter, R’ Chaim was already known as one of the big Rabbanim, and was called from all of the Ukraine to lead Din Torah’s. Due to the cruelties under the Communist regime and an increased danger palpable in the atmosphere he was forced to leave the Ukraine in 1925 and went to the U. S. A. All people of the town escorted him till out of the town.
    R’ Chaim lived in the lower east side of Manhattan. There he served as the Rav of the three Mezhebusher Shuls (Cong. Anshai Mezhebush, 48 Orchard St.; Mezhebusher Shul, 79 Ridge St.; Chevrah Ohev Yisroel Anshai Mezhbush, 91 Attorney St.).
    In 1935, R’ Chaim moved to Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, where his followers founded the Shul Cong. Ahavas Achim. R’ Chaim was considered the Rav and spiritual leader of the neighborhood. Rabbanim and community leaders often came for suggestions on pertinent shailos and issues. In addition, the Bais Yaakov and Mikvah boards chose him as their Rabbi.
    Immediately upon his arrival to America, R’ Chaim became well known as one of the major Poskim. As the Klauzenburger Rebbe, Rabbi Yiksual Yudah Halberstam ZT”L said, “Two Rabbanim in America have the exact answer to all complex Halachic shailos, Rabbi Moshe Feinstien and Rabbi Chaim Bick.
    R’ Chaim was a very active member in the Agudas Harabanim. Additionally, he was a Main Leader and Presidium member of the Vaad Harabanim of New York.
    Rabbi Moshe Feinstien phoned him every erev Rosh Hashanah to wish him a good year. And the Satmar Rebbe Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum ZT”L visited him each time (a total of three) he was in the hospital.
    • Before the last Rosh Hashanah (that R’ Chaim was alive) a young family moved into the Rav’s neighborhood. This yid was ecstatic that he’ll be able to hear the Rav blow the tekias. Due to the Rav’s weakened state of health, however, he was mechabed someone else to perform the actual blowing. This neighbor was devastated but said nothing. Before leaving shul, this fellow man went to wish R’ Chaim a gut yuhr. Upon seeing him, R’ Chaim announced, “Bisst Gerecht” (you’re right)… and proceeded to blow the tekias…
    • The renowned speaker Rabbi Ezriel Tauber, on one of his uplifting Shabbatons recited the following incident. Rabbi Tauber was visiting a family member in the hospital. While he was at it, he was informed that R’ Chaim Bick was in the same hospital. Without delay, he headed to R’ Chaim’s room to pay a visit. Upon entering, R’ Chaim was facing the wall and calling out, “Bashefer ziser, ich dank dir for de yesurim…” (I am thanking you for all the pain…)

  • 8 Motti Sofer // May 8, 2019 at 1:14 am

    Here is a picture of his shul;sort:borough%2Cblock%2Clot%2Czip_code;lc:NYCMA~7~7&mi=41&trs=58

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