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Rabbi Pinchos Hirschsprung

December 24th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Rabbi Pinchos Hirschsprung

פנחס ב"ר חיים

Chief Rabbi, Montreal, Canada

Date of Death: Sun. January 25, 1998 - Teves 27 5758

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery just outside of Montreal - 1. Go on Laurentian Autoroute North (Autoroute des Laurentides Nord), 2. Take Exit 39, for Hwy #158 East/Sainte-Sophie, 4. Proceed on Hwy #158 East 11 km, to Ste. Sophie, 5. Turn right on Rue Masson, 6. Turn right on 2e Rue, 7. Go 1 km along 2e Rue, look for sign on left saying “CIMETIERE”, and turn left into cemetery

Biographical Notes:

hirschprung pic chabadPhoto Caption: Rav Pinchos Hirschsprung, Credit: Cabadtalk
Shapiro Meir Lubliner Rav 
Photo Caption: Rav Yehuda Meir Shapiro, Lubliner Rav and Rosh Yeshia, Chachmei Lublin  , d. 1933
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Photo Caption: Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin as it stood when it first opened  in 1930, Credit:
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Photo Caption: Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin as it stands today (Winter, 2011), Credit:

Bio Information: 
Rav Hirschsprung, a student of Rav Meir Shapiro served as the Chief Rabbi of Montreal from 1969 until his passing. The Lubliner once said that already as a youth he knew 2,200 talmudic folios by heart. The Rav also shared a very close relationship with the Lubavitcher Rebbe and served as one of the Rosh Yeshivas at Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim of Montreal.

Credit: Mordechai Appel, Toronto, Canada

Tags: Canada · Chief Rabbi · Montreal, QC · Rosh Yeshiva

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 W. W. W. // May 27, 2010 at 12:38 am

    As a student in 770 we had his number next to the phone in our dorm. When anyone had a question of where to find a Gemarah (ANY Gemara!) we would call him. WIthout even saying hello or waisting time he took our question answered to the exact line within page/volume etc. and hung up. I personally got Amreh M’komos by the dozen like this! He was from those unique individuals with the books of Torah!

  • 2 Chaim // Jun 16, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Rav Hirshprung ztzl had a photographic memory but was also a gaon in pilpul. There wasn’t a part of Torah that he didn’t know. He was the founding force in the establishment of a Bais Yakov in Montreal.

  • 3 curios // Jun 17, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    There is a famous story about him with Reb Chaim Ozer Grodzensky Ztz”l.
    He published a Torah Journal in his youth.
    B”h, I was zoiche to see Rav Hirschprung, and hear him speak.

  • 4 Admin // Mar 28, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Here is a Google maps link, I am told that it is a hard cemetery to find:,+La+Rivière-du-Nord+Regional+County+Municipality,+QC,+Canada

  • 5 SG // Jan 9, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Today is Rav Pinchas Hirschprung ZT”L’s yartzeit.

  • 6 Mo Kennedy // Jan 9, 2013 at 11:45 am

    when asking a talmid of chacmei Lublin if a certain person in chacmei Lublin was a boki so the Talmid answered in yeshiva pinchus dukla was the boki

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