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Rabbi Menachem Pollak

April 4th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Rabbi Menachem Pollak

מנחם ב"ר אברהם הלוי

Szerencze Rav of the Lower East Side

Date of Death: Wed. September 24, 1952 - Tishrei 5 5713

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Block: 23, Gate 16, Society: HUNGARIAN CHEVRA, near the Main Street part of the cemetery.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: POLLAK, EMANUEL

Biographical Notes:

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Photo Caption:Rav  Menachem Pollak in Europe, Credid: Yad Vashem
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Photo Caption: Rav Menachem Pollak, Credit: Mendy Pollak, Upper West Side
Photo Caption: Rav  Menachem Pollak (back row) in New York. Credit: Mendy Pollak, New York City.
Note: If you recognize anyone else in the picture please let us know. 

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: Mt. Hebron (Main Street) Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Miller // May 12, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    The Rav authored “Chelek Levi” which his SIL Rab Yehudah Lemberger printed, it was recently reprinted.

  • 2 Farshlufen // Feb 7, 2011 at 11:08 am

  • 3 YD Miller // Feb 7, 2011 at 3:29 pm

  • 4 eretzhagar // Dec 2, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Rabbi Menachem halevi Pollak was born in 1890 in Kisvarda/Kleinvardein to son of R’ Avraham halevi Pollak and Leah Krausz (from Nyirmada). His brother R’ Itamar Naftali halevi lived in Kisvarda.
    He was Talmid of the Arugas Habosem in Chust, and of R’ Shmuel Rosenberg in Hunsdorf. His first wife Helen Kahan died between 1912-1914. In 1914, he married daughter of R’ Pinchas halevi Billitzer of Szerencs, and then served as Rav there until 1939, when he left Hungary and settled in New York. He died in 1952.
    His son-in-law Rabbi Yehuda Leib Lemberger, was son of the Tiszapolgar Rav R’ Menachem Lemberger, and brother of the Makava Rav R’ Moshe Nathan Lemberger (of Kiryat Ata, Israel).

  • 5 Peretz Perl // Jul 12, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Rav Pollak was a landsman of my grandfather who was also from Kleinvardein. He was also my parents mesader kedushin in 1948.

    yehi zichro boruch.

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