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Rebbe Yitzchok Horowitz

April 9th, 2008 · 25 Comments

Rebbe Yitzchok Horowitz

יצחק ב"ר נפתלי

Melitzer Rebbe of the Lower East Side

Date of Death: Thu. July 27, 1978 - Tammuz 22 5738

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Cemetery Details
Wellwood Avenue
West Babylon (Farmingdale), NY 11704
United States

Phone: 631-249-2300


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Wellwood Cemetery on Long Island maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Along South Avenue, Block: 52, Society: HISTADRUTH ADMORIM, along the back fence

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: ISAAC HOROWITZ

Biographical Notes:

Photo Caption: Rebbe Yitzchok Horowitz, Melitzer Rebbe of the Lower East Side Credit: A great nephew

Bio Information: 
The Rebbe recited the Kel Maleh Rachamim on the steps of the Capitol on Erev Yom Kippur, 1943 when over 400 Rabbanim and Admorim marched on Washington demanding that the Roosevelt administration help save the Jews of Europe.

Credit: IFJCAH

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: Admorim · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Ropshitz · Wellwood Cemetery - Long Island

25 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Reb Elya // Jul 30, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Is this the brother of Reb Shmuel Aharon ZT”L. He is also listed on this site.

  • 2 Cheskel // Jul 30, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    The father, read the names.

  • 3 Miller // Jul 30, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    The Melitzer Rebbe is famous for his Nigunim and compositions in the Chasisdic world, he delivered the Kel Moleh on the steps of the Capitol in Washington DC in 1943 at the famous Rabbonim marsh in protest for the Nazi barbarism and asking the US goverment to intervine for the well being of the Jews in Europe.

  • 4 Reb Elya // Jul 30, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Cheskel, what does that mean?

  • 5 Cheskel // Jul 30, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Reb Shmuel Aharon, was the son of R’ Itsikel.

  • 6 Cheskel // Jul 30, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Miller, it was not on the steps of the Capitol.

  • 7 Miller // Jul 30, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Whassa-dif? it was in Washington DC, where indeed was it?

  • 8 Reb Elya // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Cheskel, on the Kever of Rav Shmuel Aharon ZT”L, it says that he was the son of an Admor. Here it says he was the AVBDK”K of Melitz.

  • 9 Miller // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Reb Naftali of Melitz was both the Rav in Melitz and a Rebbe for Chasdim, his son Reb Yitzchok or Reb Itzikel the way he was called was a Rav in a few villages in Europe prior to his immigration, here he called himself Melitzer Rebbe.

  • 10 Cheskel // Jul 31, 2009 at 3:09 am


  • 11 admin // Dec 9, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Caption: Please help identify the people in the picture.
    Photo Credit: A great nephew

  • 12 YD Miller // Dec 9, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    The people surrounding the Melitzer Rebbe are his nephews, sons and son-in-law of his sister the Chekever Rebetizin .

  • 13 Cheskel // Dec 10, 2010 at 3:56 am

    He was nifter 1978 not 1975.

    Reb Itsikel lived on the upper west side, at least the last 25 years of his life.

    His Seforim:

  • 14 Naftali Horowitz // Feb 15, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    I am the grandson of Harav Yitzchok and the son of Harav Shmuel Ahron. Numbers 1,2, 4 and 5 in that photo are my zaide’s great nephews with the last name Halberstam. #2 is the famous harav Moshe Halberstam ZTL of the Eidah Hachreidis and #5 his brother Harav Naftali Shlita who heads the Vaad Hakashrus of the Eidah. If anyone has the scan of this photo I would greatly appreciate if they would email it to me. Thank you.

  • 15 Shiavolf // Feb 22, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    To Naftali Horowitz

    Do you know if there are any yuhrzeit seudos held to remember the Kedushas Naftali and/or the Birchas Yitzchok – here in the US?

    If you are the grandson of Reb Itzikel, why do you not continue the glorious tradition of your royal zaidas and open up a Melitzer shtiebel or Bais Medrash? If you do not feel worthy, then maybe your son or son-in-law would be willing?

  • 16 Allan I Krieger // Oct 26, 2011 at 11:00 am

    NEED HELP in family connection to Reb Yitzchok Horowitz, OBM.
    My grandmother, OBM, Channa Gittel Krieger was a cousin to Reb Yitzchok. I remember being taken to the Rebbe’s home & Shtiebel on Riverside Drive in the late 1940’s for Slichose and sat upstairs with the family for dessert. My grandmother’s maiden name was Hollander and thru her I am a Rupshitzer aynnikle. My father, OBM, was Avram Abba Krieger.
    Looking for family connection to Melitzer and his direct link to Rupshitzer.
    Thank you.

  • 17 Allan I Krieger // Oct 26, 2011 at 11:10 am

    To Naftali Horowitz,
    I remember your Father as a child, I was born 1941. I also seem to remember a daughter when I was taken to your Grandfather’s home back in 1947 thru 1951. My memory is quite clear on how your Grandfather appeared when he came down to the Bais Medrash to start Slichot.
    Please get back to me so we can speak aboput our shared Rupshitzer Yichus.

    Aron Yitzchok, Allan, Krieger

  • 18 gabriel // Jul 20, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    My fourth great grandfather’s name is Shmelke Hasid reb Itsikel. He was a close follower of the Seer of Lublin sent by the latter to Moshe Teitelbaum to Ujhely at the beginning of the 19th century. Can anyone help me with more information? I popped in on this site because there was a mentioning of some R’Itsikel. So I thought there might be a link.

  • 19 Reuven Horowitz // Nov 29, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    To Aron Yitzchok,

    I am the younger of R’ Shmuel Ahron’s two sons. Maybe we can speak at an opportune time. I don’t know how to contact you.

    Reuven Horowitz

  • 20 Miral Simcha nee Framowitz // Jan 13, 2013 at 1:40 am

    I am the granddaughter of R’ Yitzchok Horowitz, the Melitzer Rebbe. My mother was Raizel Sarah, one of his four daughters [there was also one son, Shmuel Aharon]. Naftali and Reuven Horowitz are my first cousins. I would be interested in any pieces of information or zichronos about my grandfather, especially the 1943 Rabbis March. We grandchildren have a wealth of memories that we would be happy to share.

  • 21 Aron Yitzchok Allan I Krieger // Sep 1, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Thank you Reuven and Miral Simch for responding. Shanna Tova wishes to both you and your family. I’m sorry for not responding sooner. Until just now I had not returned to your beloved Melitzer Rebbe’s page.
    You can contact me either via e-mail, or phone 305 864 1501.
    I am seriously interested in following up on my linage back to the Rupshitzer Rebbe which we both are part of and thru the relationship of my Grandmother, Channa Gittel, OBM, to her cousin R’ Yitzchok Horowitz, OBM
    I await further contact from either one or both of you.
    Your Cousin,
    Aron Yitchok Allan) Krieger

  • 22 miral simcha // Aug 31, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Whew! I just returned to this page by Mistake. I ,as well would love any information. Was there a recording of my grandfather singing at the White house?

  • 23 YD Miller // Mar 9, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    I see one daughter was Biela Rubin, who was her husband?

  • 24 Reuven Horowitz // Mar 20, 2017 at 12:45 am

    Biela’s husband was R’ Simcha Rubin, Rav of Lantzheter Shteibel in Queens, NY.

  • 25 melitz einikel // Nov 8, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    the picture of # 12 was taken when the melitzer zeide was in eretz yisroel and he was in the airport heading home. the man on the right is a brother-in-law of reb Moshe Halberstam his name is Reb Shulem Eizikovitz next to him is Reb Meyer Halberstam next to him is His brother Reb naftula next to him is Reb Chacham tzvi & on the other side of the Melitzer Zeide is Reb moshe. Reb Moshe father was Reb Yakov The Chakover rebbe who lived in the east side the chakover rebbe’s mother was the wife of reb sinai of zhmigrod a grandson of the (sanzer ruv) & the oldest sister of the melitzer zeide

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