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Rabbi Meir Amsel

January 2nd, 2008 · 13 Comments

Rabbi Meir Amsel

מאיר ב"ר אברהם

Rav, Congregation Yeshivas Hamaor, Boropark, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Sat. January 13, 2007 - Teves 23 5767

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Wellwood Cemetery in Long Island maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Block: 28, Row: 5, Grave: 11, Society: CONG ARUGATH HABOSEM, off South Avenue, to the right of the Tezelmer Rav's ohel, along the back fence.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: MAX AMSEL

Biographical Notes:

Amsel Meir pic
Photo Caption: Rav Meir Amsel, c. 1999, Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY
Photo Caption: Rav Meir Amsel greeting Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Lubavitcher Rebbe on Hoshana Rabbah 1987, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History
Amsel Meir pic 2
Photo Caption: Rav Meir Amsel, c. 1960 in Monticello, NY checking the eruv, Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

In Memorial
Rav Shmuel Engel of Radomshil (d. 1935)

Engel Shmule 11

Photo Caption: Rav Shmuel Engel Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
Engel Shmule 22
Photo Caption: Rav Shmuel Engel, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Bio Information:
Rav Meir Amsel  a talmud (disciple) of Rav Shmuel Engel of Radomshil, was the editor of the monthly rabbinical journal Hamaor for over fifty years and established a Mikva near his shul, among the first in the area.

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Map to the kever of Rav Meir Amsel

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

13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Baruch Schwartz // Jan 4, 2008 at 2:20 am

    His blessings made many childless couples bear children.

  • 2 Boroparker // Apr 30, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    I see your grandfather’s mikvah reopened, it was in all the newspapers.

  • 3 Baruch A // Apr 30, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Yes, it did reopen this week after a $300,000 renovation which included many amazing upgrades and convinces. The first of its kind in Brooklyn, a 100% rain water mikvah.

  • 4 Shmuel // May 3, 2009 at 4:25 am

    The tevillah takes place in 100% rain water

  • 5 Baruch A // May 3, 2009 at 10:05 pm


  • 6 chernobyl // May 4, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    oh, Reb Boruch, this is your Zeida?

  • 7 Baruch A // May 4, 2009 at 9:47 pm


  • 8 Yankel Zevi // May 27, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    I know several couples who had children after attending the mikvah. A recent honoree of an organization in this field was in fact blessed by Rav Amsel, she was childless for 18 years and had a boy in 9 months. All the mispallim of his shul know the story. The Rav and his Rebbitzen were quiet unassuming poalei yeshe’os – I’m sure a tefilah at their tzion while using the mikvah (I checked and the renovation did not remove the old mikvah – they only refurbished it) has to help.

  • 9 Shmuel // Jul 22, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Yechezkel Solomon Z’L oversaw the renovations

  • 10 Boroparker // Jul 23, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    he was a good man!!!

  • 11 admin // Apr 20, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    A letter from the Agudath Harbonim for the neighborhood to support the Hamaor mikva.

    Photo Credit: From the VirtualJudaica archives

  • 12 Linda Socher // Mar 17, 2017 at 4:02 am

    My father speaks constantly about a Rav Amzel who was with him during the Holocaust. In France, Rabbi Zalman, cousin to the Rebbe, sent shluchim to provide Yiddishkiet for the children in hiding. He describes Rabbi Amsel as a shochet who was beardless, and he was like a father figure. Could this be the same Rav Amsel?

  • 13 Yitschok // Aug 8, 2019 at 11:26 am

    I found a picture of his mother’s tombstone on Find-A Grave:

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