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Rabbi Moshe Yom Tov Wactfogel

January 10th, 2019 · 2 Comments

Rabbi Moshe Yom Tov Wactfogel

משה יום טוב ב"ר דוד

Rav, Bnai Yaakov Montreal, Canada

Date of Death: Fri. May 11, 1951 - Iyyar 5 5711

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Cemetery Details

Jerusalem , Israel



Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem, Israel. Location: Alongside Rav Tzvi Pesach Frank and Rav Dovid Lifschitz

Biographical Notes:

Photo Caption: Rabbi Moshe Yom Tov Wactfogel, Credit: MCA

Photo Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America

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Photo Caption: Mazel Tov on the birth of Eliyahu 
Ber Wachtfogel, Credit: Chaim Sznicer

Bio Information:
Rav Wactfogel while originally buried in Montreal was reinterred 3 years later at Har HaMenuchos Cemetery, Jerusalem, Israel. His son Rav Meir Nosson (d.1998) was the famed Lakewood Mashgiach for more than 50 years. His grandson,  Rav Elya Ber is rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Gedola Zichron Moshe of South Fallsburg

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Moshe Escott // Jan 12, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Rav Moshe Y.T. Wachtfogel was one of the famed יד חזקה – the original 14 talmidim who learned at Rav Isser Zalman Meltzer’s yeshiva in Slutzk when it opened in 1897.

    All 14 are named in the entry for R. Isser Zalman that appeared on pp. 363, 364 of ספר אהלי שם that was printed in 1912. They appear in a loose alphabetical order by first name and Rav Moshe Yomtov appears eighth.

    The listing can be seen at the bottom of this page:
    and at the top of this page:

  • 2 Chaim // Feb 18, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Reb Eli Ber Wachtfogel told me that when they brought him to Eretz Yisroel to re-bury him ( that was 3 years after he was niftar and it took a while for the ship to get to EY ) he was still whole.
    Reb EB said the reason for this was that he had no Kina ( jealousy) and the posuk in tehilim says that Kina causes the body to because Rima ( worms)

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