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Rebbe Menachem Nachum Twersky

March 26th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Rebbe Menachem Nachum Twersky

מנחם נחום ב"ר דוד

Makarov Zvhill Rebbe of Chelsea, Massachusetts

Date of Death: Sun. May 10, 1925 - Iyar 16 5685

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Cemetery Details
232 Fuller Street
Everett, MA 02149
United States

Phone: 617-244-6509
Contact: Barry Ostrow


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Everett Jewish Cemeteries located just north of Boston, in Everett, Massachusetts is comprised of many smaller cemeteries (societies). Most are owned or managed by JCAM. Location: Chevra Tehilim Section, large Ohel

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Twersky

Biographical Notes:

Photo Credit: Yitz Twersky, Kew Gardens Hills, NY
R Menachem Nachum Twersky New
Photo Caption: Makarov Zvhill Rebbe
Twersky 50 Dovid Makarov Kiev
Photo Caption: The Rebbe’s father, Rebbe Dovid of Makarov Kiev d. 1902
Makarov Rebbe of Chicago grandfather
Photo Caption: The Rebbe’s grandfather, Rebbe Yaakov Yitzchok Twersky d.1892

Bio Information: 
The Rebbe died at the age of 53 leaving his wife and four children behind in Europe. Tragically, they all fell victim to Hitler and his murderous Nazi regime. The Rebbe’s funeral was attended by close to 10,000 people who followed his bier, along with a 362 automobile procession. He was eulogized by the leading Rabbanim and Admorim of the generation.

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 charlie hafner // Apr 22, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    I just heard an extensive history on Kol Mevaser (in Yiddish), about his Yichus, his life story, how he was Niftar in NY at age 53,, more or less a few days after arriving in the US, without ever getting to Chelsea , where there were alot of Makarover Chasidim who were waiting for him to reside there,
    R’ Yona Landau (Ha’Me’Atek) published a new book on Makarov, alot of this Rebbe’s life story included there.
    Apparently his grandfather was R’ Yakov Yitzchak Twersky, who was a grandson of the Choizeh, hence the name, R’ Yakov Yitzchak Twersky

  • 2 Rabbi Stern // Apr 23, 2010 at 10:15 am

    With all due respect to Yona Landau I would suggest rechecking the facts. According to the Chelsea Evening Record (May 11, 1925), the Rebbe passed away soon after the Bar Mitzvah ceremony of Frank Cottler. Right after davening the Rebbe decline to attend the meal commenting that he doesn’t attended such affairs and in addition he wasn’t feeling well. He passed away soon after at his house 183 Walnut Street in Chelsea where he was living for close to 11 months. The Paper also reported that the funeral was pushed off until later in the day to allow time for the Rebbe’s brother and sister to come in from New York.

    In any case his arrival to the United States can be confirmed via immigration records or ship manifesto. If someone “out there” has access kindly look it up.

  • 3 charlie hafner // Apr 23, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I’m wrong, I misunderstood the audio, and both R Yona Landau and Rabbi Stern are correct. He lived in Chelsea, and was niftar there.
    The Internet is like נצחיות once you make a mistake, it is there forever.
    Is the Chelsea Evening Record article available online?

  • 4 Menashe // Aug 26, 2010 at 1:37 am

    I am looking for information on Rabbi Yaacov Yitshak of which there was (still is?) a beis midrash in Zefat, and a possible contact to one of the descendants.

  • 5 YD Miller // Aug 26, 2010 at 11:13 am

    The Mekariv Rebbe Reb Yaakov Yitzchok (the first) his Chasidim founded the Shuk/Klous in Tzfas.

    Reb Yaakov Yitzchok of Mekariv-Chicago, has a son living in NY, I think in Flatbush his name is Yeshaye Twersky.

  • 6 Rabbi Stern // Aug 26, 2010 at 11:26 am

    His son-in-law Rabbi Schulman lives in Kew Gardens Hills.

  • 7 Baruch A // Aug 26, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Correct, Rabbi Shmerel Shulman’s brother.

  • 8 Avrum Leib // May 18, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    No tefilah goes unanswered. I went to be mispalel by the Tzion after the yomim tovim. I took along three girls, one lady, and the father of one of the girls. One girl became a Kalah before Pesach. Another girl became a Kalah early Friday morning which was May 16,2014, the 16 day of Iyar, which is the yartzeit of the tzadik. May everyone who goes there to be mispalel have their tefilos answered promptly.

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