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Rebbe Menachem Mendel Friedlander

June 16th, 2008 · 16 Comments

Rebbe Menachem Mendel Friedlander

מנחם מענדל ב"ר יהודה

Berger Rebbe, Borgo-Prund, Romania

Date of Death: Fri. December 29, 1939 - Teves 18 5700

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Mount Hebron Cemetery in Flushing, Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Block: 109, Reference: 23, fork off the main road

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: FRIEDLANDER, MENDEL

Biographical Notes:

Picture Caption: Newly restored exterior wall of the original shul in Olaszliszka, Hungary built by Rebbe Hershel of Liske (d. 1874). It is believed that at the time of it completion it was among the largest in Hungary, able to accommodate 500 people. The shul was built without a foundation to commemorate the Destruction of the Temple. Credit: Chaim

Photo Caption: Kever of Rebbe Hershele of Lisker (d. 1874), Credit: Elan Jaffa, Kew Gardens Hills
Note: During the 1970s there was talking of his reinterment to Queens, New York which never took place.

Bio Information: 
The Rebbe, a descendant of the Maharsha, Rav Samuel Eliezer Eidels, was the son-in-law and nephew of Rebbe Chaim Friedlander, better known as the Tal Chaim d. 1904.

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

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

16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Yossel // Mar 3, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Is this Rebbe Yoizfa Friedlander, the Lisker Rebbe (d.1971) father?

  • 2 Cheskel // Mar 6, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    No, R’ Yoizfa Friedlander, fathers’ name was R’ Tsvi Hirsh the Lisker Rebbe.

  • 3 Yossel // Mar 9, 2009 at 7:17 pm


  • 4 Reb Elya // Aug 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    If I’m not mistaken, Rav Tzvi Hersh’s son is listed on this site.

    He is probably a brother to Rebbe Yoizfa Friedlander ZT”L. It seems they were about the same age.

  • 5 Lisker Rebbe // Dec 30, 2009 at 11:18 am

    The Rebbe was actually niftar in Europe and was moved to New York in the 1960s. At the time there was talk of moving Rebbe Herschele Lisker as well.

  • 6 eretzhagar // Jun 1, 2010 at 8:08 am

    He’s the Borgoer Rebbe, from town Borgo-Prund, Transylvania, where his father R’ Yehuda Friedlander and then his brother R’ Elimelech Friedlander served as Rav.
    R’ Menachem lived in Grossvardein (Nagyvarad) as Borgoer Rebbe, his shul Tal Chaim was named from his father-in-law. He died and buried there. I searched the kever years ago, but did not find, and now I see, it was moved.
    The inscription of his original tombstone is published at 15-16 p. in book Matzevas Zikaron by Izsak Friedman, what includes a lot gravestones in Grossvardein.
    I guess, R’ Menachem was the father-in-law of Budapester Lisker Rebbe R’ Shlomo Friedlander (son of R’ Tzvi Hersh of Olaszliszka).

  • 7 Shimon Lerner // May 11, 2011 at 1:33 am

    Does anybody know the lineage connecting the Maharsha and the Lisker Dynasy? Please respond as soon as possible as this is for an important and urgent project. It is not a direct son to son connection since the Maharsha was a Levi and the Lisker Rebbis are not. You can call me at 347-610-6745. Thank you.

  • 8 blackleibel // May 11, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    This is an interesting project. Let us know when you get the facts. Rav Chaim Friedlander of Liska (1840-1904) was born in Klienverdan, Hungary and was a sixth generation descendant of the Maharsha. It begins here: The Maharsha was survived by sons and sons-in-law, all of whom were gedolei Torah. His sons were Rav Meshulam Zalman, Rav Yehuda Leib and Rav Avraham. His sons-in-law were Rav Yitzchak Segal Charif, the av beis din of Lutzk; Rav Moshe ben Rav Yitzchak, the av beis din of Lublin; and Rav Shlomo Shapira, author of Mavo Shearim.

  • 9 blackleibel // May 11, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    The son-in-law, Rav Mosheh Bunims, chief rabbi of Lublin, wrote a commentary entitled Mahadurah Basra’ (1670) on his father-in-law’s Halachik work.

  • 10 CHAIM SHEVACH LERMAN // Aug 18, 2011 at 3:45 am

    as i,m descended from the gaon maharsha ztkllh.h

  • 11 blackleibel // Aug 21, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Shimon Lerner:
    Re the Lisker connection to the Maharsha, perhaps you already are aware of this, when R’ Hershel Lisker (R’ Zvi Hersh Friedman) was niftar, he left no sons. His son-in-law, R’ Chaim Friedlander, (“Tal Chaim”) who was descended from the Maharsha, became the next Lisker Rebbe.

  • 12 blackleibel // Aug 21, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    R’ Chaim Friedlander’s father’s name was R’ Dovid who was the son-in-law of R’ Yehudah Leib, Moreh Zedek in Kleinvardein….perhaps he was named after the Maharsha’s son R’ Yehudah Leib. (See #8 above)

  • 13 blackleibel // Aug 21, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    The name of the father of R’ Yehudah Leib, the first Moreh Zedek in Kleinvardein, was R’ Elkanah.
    (See Shv”T Chasam Sofer, E”H, Siman Samech Vov and Samech Zayin).

  • 14 Tattale // Aug 22, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    This is The correct lineage to the Maharasha:

    הג”ר אלקנה
    חתן הג”ר יואל כ”ץ אבד”ק אנטאניע
    בן הג”ר יצחק אייזיק כ”ץ רב בקלויז דאוסטראהא
    חתן שארו הג”ר יהודה ליב אב”ד פינסק וסלוצק
    בן הג”ר אשר ענזיל אב”ד פינטשוב חתן הג”ר יצחק כ”ץ ראפיפורט אב”ד ור”מ בקלויז דאוסטראהא
    חתן הג”ר מרדכי (הנק’ ר’ מרדכי ר’ ליבש) ראש מדינה זאלקווא
    בן הג”ר ישראל איסר’ל אב”ד קאליש
    נלב”ע בלובלין שנת תנ”ט
    בן הג”ר משה אב”ד לובמלא בעל ‘מהדורא בתרא’
    חתן הרה”ק רבי שמואל אליעזר הלוי אידליש המהרש”א

  • 15 shaul katz // May 4, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    What were the names of the Tal Cahim’s children?

  • 16 Meir Ben Yecheskel // Aug 12, 2018 at 11:52 am

    I am a cousin to the Lisker. My great grandfather was the brother of the Tal Chaim.
    The statement above by “blackleibel” mistakenly omits a generation. Tal Chaim’s father was Rav Moshe Friedlander who was Dayan of Kleinvardein (Kisvarda). Moshe’s father was Dovid Friedlander. Moshe’s wife was Bracha. It was Bracha’s father who was Aryeh Leib and who was descended from Elkanah and from The Maharsha.

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