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Rebbe Yosef Yehoshua Gross

June 15th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Krula Rebbe of Boro Park
d. 6 Elul, 1986
The Rebbe was born Satmar, Romania in 1898. After serving in a number of smaller cities throughout Romania, the Rebbe was appointed the Rav of Krula. In 1951, after emerging from the ashes of the Holocaust, he moved to Eretz Yisroel and settled in Bnei Brak. In 1958, at behest of Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum the Satmar Rebbe, he relocated to the Boro Park section of Brooklyn. After a short adjustment period the Rebbe established his chassidic court. The Rebbe was known as an outstanding talmid chacham and was well respected by the Rabbonim of his generation.
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Kiryas Yoel Cemetery
Schunnemunk Road
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Kiryas Joel (Monroe), NY 10951
(Along Row: 2, near the wall)

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ah Yidelah // Jun 15, 2009 at 10:58 am

    How was he related to Rebbe Naftali Horowitz, the Krula Rebbe of Williamsburg?

  • 2 Shmuel // Jun 15, 2009 at 11:43 am

    I don’t know that they are related (maybe distantly), The Krula Rebbe of Williamsburg’s father or grandfather came from Krula.

    At one point the the Satmer Rebbe ZY”A was also the Krula Rav

  • 3 avremele // Jun 15, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    He was a different Krula. I believe he was rov there after the war.

    The Krula Rebbe’s (Spinka) grandfather was rov in Krula simultaneously with a different Rabbi Gross.

  • 4 Yitzchak // Jun 25, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    The Satmar Rov was not happy that Reb Hershele Spinka’s father was Krula Rov after he moved to Satmar, so the Satmar chassidim appointed HaRav Gross as Krula Rov

  • 5 Yitzchak // Jun 25, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    more info see

  • 6 Yitzchak // Jun 25, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    after the war Satmar and Spinka made shalom – sometimes Reb Hershele Spinka zt”l zy”a was called Krula Rov as well

  • 7 eretzhagar // May 29, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Regarding Krula (Nagykaroly, Carei), there were three Jewish communities in the town: Orthodox, Sefard and Status Quo ones.
    R’ Avraham Abish Horowitz (who was from the Ropshitz-Mielitz dynasty, and a son-in-law of the Spinka Admor R’ Yitzchok Eisik Weiss) served as av beth-din at the Orthodox community.
    R’ Shmuel Gross (son of the Berbesht Rav R’ Rafael Gross, and son-in-law of Kerestir Admor R’ Avrumele Steiner) was the av beth-din at the Sefard congregation.

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