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Rabbi Ezriel Yehuda Liebowitz

July 23rd, 2010 · 5 Comments

Hodhahzer Rav
d. 1 Tishrei, 1991 (5752) Rosh Hashanah
The Rav upon his arrival to these shores settled on Manhattan’s West Side, where he opened a Bais Medrash. Soon after the passing of Rav Yonoson Steif he was asked to lead the Vienner Kehillah in New York which he faithfully served for close to 30 years.
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Beth Israel Cemetery
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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YD Miller // Jul 23, 2010 at 10:52 am

    He was Hudahzer Ruv in Hungary, ober here he succeeded Reb Yonasan Shtieff as the Ruv of the Viene Kehilla Adas Yeriem in Wlliamsburg, Brooklyn.

  • 2 Cheskel // Jul 23, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    I would suggest that the heading should be changed to Viene Rav, as he was known for world wide.

  • 3 eretzhagar // Jul 25, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Rabbi Ezriel Yehuda Lebovits was born 1910 in Paks, Hungary. He was Talmid of R’ Mordche Leib Winkler of Mad, and R’ Eliezer David Grunwald of Satmar. He married Roza Rosenberg, a daughter of the Hajduhadhaz Rav R’ Yitzchok Rosenberg (d. 1944), and became Dayan and Rosh-Yeshiva in Hadhaz.
    In 1945, liberated in Theresienstadt. In 1945-1946, he was Rav in Hadhaz, and re-opened the yeshiva, for abt. 30-35 Talmidim. At Summer 1946, left Hungary, went to Tanger, Morocco, and then settled in the US.

  • 4 Not a luobob // Dec 23, 2010 at 4:39 am

    I remember his levaya which took place on Rosh Hashona!
    I believe that unfortunately he did not leave any kids

  • 5 aron feldman // Sep 11, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    The Tosher Rebbe was his talmid

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