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Rabbi Shmuel Yaakov Mowshowitz

July 24th, 2009 · 14 Comments

Chief Rabbi Hartford, CT
d. 14 Iyar, 1966
The Rav, who studied in Slabodka was the son in law of the baal Damesek Eliezer, Rav Eliezer Nitsberg.
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Adas Israel Cemetery
Garden Street (and Tower Avenue)
Hartford, CT 06120
(Front row to the right of the entrance)
(Part of a larger stone)

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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 binyamin // Jul 24, 2009 at 9:15 am

    ‘דמשק אליעזר’ מויזניץ?

  • 2 curios // Jul 24, 2009 at 11:30 am

    the Damesek Eliezer from Viznitz’s name was Hager, and he didn’t have any children…

  • 3 curios // Jul 24, 2009 at 11:34 am

    was he related to the famous Movshovitzes?

  • 4 Gedalyah // Jul 24, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    He was born in Slonim.

  • 5 Miller // Jul 24, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    דמשק אליעזר חותן הרב מובשוביץ היה ר’ אליעזר ב”ר דוד יהודה ניצברג אב”ד הולינקא בליטא

  • 6 binyamin // Jul 25, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    ישר כח.

  • 7 curios // Apr 17, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    His son-in-law was R’ Refoel Moshe Gibber.

  • 8 YD Miller // Dec 8, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Rav Mowshowitz served in Albany NY prior to his going to Hartford, his son R’ Yiroel was ordained in RIETS in 1938 and was installed as Rabbi in Durham, NC.

  • 9 curios // Dec 8, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Reb Yisroel was later in the Bronx.
    He had a son R’ Yosef who was also in the Bronx.

  • 10 YD Miller // Dec 8, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Based on dates I think there were two R’ Yisroel Mowshowitz here, the one from the Bronx was prior to that in Trenton NJ and when he went to the Bronx, Reb Yaakov Kantrowitz took his position in Trenton, that was back in 1928.

    The R’ Yisroel who was the son of Reb Shmuel Yaakov and was ordained in 1938, became the son-in-law of the Meicheter Illui R’ Shlomo Poliatchek and served in Durham NC.

    I also find a R’ Yisroel Mowshowitz who was Mashgiach in Bialistock and came to the US in 1940.

  • 11 Rabbi Stern // Dec 8, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    He has two famous grandchildren:
    Rav Chaim Gibber, the Rosh Kollel of the Minneapolis Community Kollel and
    Rav Eliezer Gibber, the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Gedola of Providence, RI

  • 12 Gedalyah // Jan 23, 2013 at 11:52 am

    I believe they actually lived with him for some time.

  • 13 asher // Aug 5, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Marker of his SIL, Morris Gibber (Monticello, NY)



    Interesting to see the quantity of pebbles placed on so many markers in that cemetery (check out other pics in this folder), which i haven’t seen in cemeteries closer to NYC area (more accessible).

  • 14 YD Miller // Sep 2, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Another son-in-law (by second marriage) was Dr. Max Pusin, see here:

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