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Rabbi Hillel Lichtenstein

December 14th, 2007 · 17 Comments

Rabbi Hillel Lichtenstein

הילל ב"ר ברוך בענדיט

Krasna Rav

Date of Death: Sun. July 15, 1979 - Tammuz 20 5739

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Cemetery Details
1500 Wellwood Avenue
West Babylon, NY 11735
United States

Phone: 631- 249-2290


Cemetery Map:

Notes: Office hours are Sunday – Friday 8:00AM – 4:00PM Gates are left open until 4:30PM Restrooms are located near office building

Directions to Kever: Beth Moses Cemetery on Long Island in Farmingdale, NY maintains computerized records and will provided a detailed location map upon request. Ohel along Nordau Road

Biographical Notes:

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Photo Caption:  Rabbi Hillel Lichtenstein, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives 
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Photo Caption: Rabbi Hillel Lichtenstein, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
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Photo Caption: Rabbi Hillel Lichtenstein, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

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17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dovid Goldstein // Feb 17, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Does anyone know anything about Rav Lichtenstein or Krasna?
    Thank you,

  • 2 Miller // Feb 17, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Dovid, I will try to write it down briefky.

    He was one of 12 siblings Rabbanim in Hungary and Romania, his father was the Kranse Rav before him Rabbi Baruch Bendit Lichtenstien.

    He was the only survivor of Rabbi Baruch’s children, but a lot of grandchildren survived.

    After the Halocaust he served as Rabbi in one of the DP Camps in Germany prior to coming to the US where he settled in the Williamsburgh section of Brooklyn NY and opened the Krasne Kehilah and School.

    He did not have any children, but he brought up his wifes 2 daughters and son.

    Upon his Ptirah he was succeeded by his “son-in-law” Rabbi Yechiel Mechel Fried and when Rabbi Fried died, the Kehilah split between Fried’s son, and the other SIL of the Krasne Rav, Rabbi Schmuel Zev Lichter whos Kehilah is named Kavones Halev after the Sefer of the Krasne Rav.

  • 3 Dovid Goldstien // Feb 18, 2009 at 4:43 pm


  • 4 avremele // Apr 28, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    He was in France for a few years, between the DP camps and his arrival in the US.

  • 5 eretzhagar // May 31, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Rabbi Hillel of Krasna was a g-grandson of the Kolomea Rav R’ Hillel Lichtenstein, who was a Talmid of the Chatam Sofer in Pressburg, and a captain of Orthodox autonomy in Hungary.
    The Kolomea Rav’s son R’ Yakov Koppel was Rav in Bethlen, who was the father of Krasna Rav Baruch Bendit.
    It was large dynasty, with many Rabbis in Hungary and Transylvania (Nyiracsad, Klausenburg, Sighet, Nayshloss, Bistritz etc.).

  • 6 YD Miller // May 31, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    You are mistaking, Reb Yaakov Kopel was a “Brother” to Reb Hillel of Kolemea, and his Son, so the Krasna Rav was only a nephew not a grandson

  • 7 eretzhagar // Jun 1, 2010 at 2:21 am

    YD Miller,
    you’re absolutely right, I mistaked. Sorry. R’ Yakov Koppel of Bethlen and Radauti, passed in 1884, and his brother R’ Hillel of Kolomea 7 years later, 1891.

  • 8 aron feldman // Sep 11, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    The split between Fried and Lichter was very nasty, Yankel Miller said that it’s a shame to have such a fester machlokes in such a small chasidus

  • 9 Elle Deer // Sep 23, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    I am seeking information on my in-law’s family member who entered Ellis Island with the following notation:
    Schulim Windwehr age 57 from Kolomea 1923
    “called as Rabbi of Congregation of Hillel Lichtenstein, 179 Suffolk Street.”

  • 10 Elle Deer // Sep 23, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Schulim Windwehr age 57 from Kolomea entered Ellis Island with the following notation:
    “called as Rabbi of Cong. Hillel Lichtenstein, 179 Suffolk Street.” Does anyone have information on Schulim?

  • 11 Moshe Rosenfeld // Nov 30, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    I have some letters written by the Krasne Rav in 1946, can anyone tell me, if where his correspondence has survived ?

  • 12 Hillel // Dec 10, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Can i contact you regarding the letters ? im now printing a collection of letters from Rabbi Lichtenstein

  • 13 stephen // Jan 30, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Is their any information about the Hillel Lichtenstein Kolomiya Congregation at 179 Orchard St, NY NY? My father, originally from Kolomiya, is buried in the Lichtenstein Kolomiya section of Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn NY. Any information is appreciated. His name was Harry (Heschel) Heller. Are there names of members of this congregation?

  • 14 Chaim Shmuel // Jun 18, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    how far is Krasna from Budapest?

  • 15 Elisabeth Gelb // Mar 30, 2015 at 12:45 am

    Please help: looking for translator into English, the writings of Rabbi Yehoshua Aharon Tzvi Weinberger (1814-1892) also known as The MAHARIATZ. His book is Shelot v’Tsvot.

  • 16 Elisabeth Gelb // Apr 11, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    IYH, in June we go to Marghita Romania to visit matzevot of Mahariatz, Rav Yehoshua Aharon Tzvi Weinberger & family members. If you were there, kindly give info. Also, Yiddim of Csenger and area, June 4 will be Commemoration 75th year of deportations. Please join us to mark tragic event. Elisabeth Gelb

  • 17 Bouhanna // Jun 13, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    @hillel @moshe rosenfeld

    Can you contact me about the letters ?
    I am very intested about his description of France


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