Rabbi Dovid Nosson Lesser
דוד נתן ב"ר יעקב אליהוBaal, Michtam L'David
Date of Death:
Tue. October 13, 1970 -
Tishrei 13 5731
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Name Listed on Cemetery Database: LESSER, DAVID
Photo Caption: Rabbi Dovid Nosson Lesser (obstructed) along with Rebbe Yehoshua Chaim Teitelbaum, Credit: MCA
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Was a mashgiach in Stone ave. Chaim Berlin. Was very big on making sure ppl had kosher mezuzos. Hab a seforim, judaica store in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Larer gave store to his brother my Zaidy R’ Yecheskel Shraga Leser. I met many people who told me that he was not a simple Yid he was lamed vov zadik.
He’s buried just a few rows behind the Lubavitch Rebbes Ohel. In a prestigious row. I was once talking to Schneerson brothers one lives here in LA the older brother told me that it was well known that he was a private chavrusa with the frierdika Rebbe . And the Rebbe left instructions that Rav Dovid should take care of tahara etc after Rebbe’s petira. But according to R’ Schneerson for some logistical reasons did not work out. My Uncle R’ Beinish Leser z”l confirmed much of this and told me That before Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur many Jews would wait on lines long lines around the block waiting to go for him for a bracha.
Anecdotal story I’ve lived a few blocks away from my great uncle one day me and a few boys coming home from Yeshiva Toras Emes were having a snowball fight on his block.
One boy said stop stop there’s is someone who looks lije a מלאך behind you !!I turned around it was my uncle R’ Duvid. Was a very holy Yid!
My great-grandfather . When he was a Yungerman he already used to break the ice in order to be Tovel in the frozen river in the European winter.
My mother remembers when he used to visit their house. As a child, any time she would wake at night she would find Zeidy learning in the kitchen.
If yiu would say two worlds from any mishna he would finish the mishna baal peh. Was a Gaon and a Tzadik.