Rabbi Menachem Mendel Yosef Zaks
מנחם מענדיל יוסף ב"ר יעקב מרדכיRosh Yeshiva, Radun, Belarus
Date of Death:
Sun. January 13, 1974 -
Teves 19 5734
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Directions to Kever: Har Hazesim (Mount of Olives) Cemetery - Jerusalem, Israel. It is strongly recommended for those unfamiliar with the cemetery to go with a guide. In addition, security is at times a concern. Location: Near the Leshem, top right of the section. Also, buried in that section is, Rav Hutner, Alter of Slabodka, Rav Kook, as well as many other notable rabboim
Photo Caption: The Chofetz Chaim and his Second Rebbitzin (buried in NY), Credit: Credit: Eliyahu Zaks, Lakewood, NJ
Photo Caption: Gartel of the Chofetz Chaim (identified by its unique rust/orange color stains), the Gartel is now owned by his grandson Rabbi Yisroel Meir Zacks of Brooklyn, Credit: IFJCAH
Rabbi Mendel Zaks was best known for being the Rosh Yeshiva of the Radun Yeshiva in Belarus and being the son-in-law to Rav Yisrael Meir Kagan, the Chofetz Chaim. Soon arrival to the United States, Rav Zaks served as Rosh Yeshiva at Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS) in New York.
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