Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Leib Rabinowitz Munkatch Rebbe

New York, Kings County, New York, United States

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Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Leib Rabinowitz Munkatch Rebbe

Hebrew: משה יהודה לייב ראבינאוויטש
Current Location:: New York, Kings County, New York, United States
Birthplace: Mukacheve, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
Immediate Family:

Son of R' Baruch Joshua Jerachmeel Rabinovitch of Parziveh-Munkacs-Holon and Chaya Frima Rivka Rabinovich
Widower of Penina Rabinowitz
Father of <private> Rabinowitz (ראבינאוויטש); <private> Rabinowitz and <private> Horowitz (Rabinowitz)
Brother of Chaim Elazar Rabinovich; <private> Rabinowitz (Rabinovitch); Tzvi Nosson Dovid Rabinowitz and <private> Willamowsky (Rabinovich)
Half brother of Yair meir bcalel Rabinowitz and L'via Grossman

Occupation: Rabbi
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About Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Leib Rabinowitz Munkatch Rebbe

Moshe Leib Rabinovich is the current rebbe of Munkacs.

His father, Rabbi Baruch Yehoshua Yerachmiel Rabinowicz served as Chief Rabbi of Munkacs following the death of his father-in-law Chief Rabbi Chaim Elazar Spira in 1937 until the Nazis occupied Munkacs in 1944.

During World War Two, Rabinovich's father escaped the Nazis and fled with his entire family to the land of Israel (then Palestine). Shortly after they arrived in Palestine, Rabinovich and his siblings were orphaned with the death of their mother, Chaya Frima Rivka Rabinovich. Rabinovich studied in Israel and later in the United States at the Telshe yeshiva in Cleveland, Ohio. At Telshe, he became especially close to Rabbi Mordechai Gifter with whom he had a study partnership of several consecutive hours on a daily basis. Following five years at Telshe, Rabinovich moved to Beis Medrash Elyon, a yeshiva for advanced learning in Spring Valley, New York. He also maintained a close relationship with the Satmar Rebbe Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum until his death in 1979.

While Rabinovich was in Beis Medrosh Elyon, the elders of Munkacs met in Brooklyn. Led by Rabbi Chaim Ber Greenfeld and Rabbi Shlomo Goldstein, both gabbai's (secretaries) of the Munkacser Rebbe, Rabbi Chaim Elazar Spira, the participants agreed unanimously that the time had come for Munkacs Hasidism to be born again, in America, and that Rabinovich should be their Rebbe.

Rabinovich married Nechama Perl, daughter of Rabbi Aron Bernstein of Jerusalem in 1962 and was immediately appointed as leader of the Munkacs community. At first, he settled in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York and later moved to the Boro Park section of Brooklyn. He immediately began to rebuild the community, and established religious and educational bases in the United States, Canada, Israel, England and Australia.

Rabinovich's followers and petitioners seek his advice on all issues. His counsel is frequently sought by government and elected officials for his blessings and support.

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Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Leib Rabinowitz Munkatch Rebbe's Timeline

December 25, 1940
Mukacheve, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine