BDE: R’ Meyer Barber, A”H

By staff

With sadness, we regret to inform you of the passing of Reb Meyer Barber, a”h, of Sydney, Australia. He was 86 years old.

Reb Meyer was a young boy from Galicia, Poland, who survived the war far from home, in frozen Siberia. He was there together with the gaon the Tchebiner Rov and his son-in-law Rav Boruch Shimon Schneersohn. After the war, he moved to Australia where he married – tblcht”a -Esther New.

In Sydney, he was one of the founding baaleibatim of the Yeshiva community and was a close talmid of Rav Gedalia Hertz, who was rov there from 5715-5723/1955-1963. Years later, they became mechutonim, when their grandchildren married.

He is survived by his wife, Esther, and his children, Yitzchok – Sydney, Yanky – Crown Heights, Laya Slavin – Sydney, and Miri Gestetner – Sydney.

The levaya will take place in Sydney on Wednesday local time with kevurah at Rookwood Cemetery.

More details to follow.

Baruch Dayan Ho’Emes.

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  1. BDE!
    Anyone who grew up in Sydney, will always remember Reb Meyer as one of the old time balebatim, founding members of the yeshivah community, together with Mr. Gestetner, Mr. Novak, Mr. Markowitz etc. all yiden who were very devoted to upholding real yidishkeit with no “pshoros” even in far off sydney.
    If I am not mistaken, he also had a connection to Reb Itzikle of Pshvorsk when he in Siberia, and considered himself a pshevorsker chosid all his life.
    All his children are Lubavitcher Chasidism.
    He was extremely proud when his einkel Dovi married Kalyla Leiberman, great granddaughter of Reb Gedaliah Hertz.
    Zol er hoben a lichtege gan eiden.

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