Tonight: Yahrzeit of Yerushalayim Mashpia to be Marked in Crown Heights

An event in Crown Heights will mark the 22nd yahrzeit of Reb Moshe Weber, who served as a mashpia in Yeshivas Toras Emes and for the Chabad community in Yerushalayim for decades.

An event in Crown Heights will mark the 22nd yahrzeit of Reb Moshe Weber, who served as a mashpia in Yeshivas Toras Emes and for the Chabad community in Yerushalayim for decades.

Addressing the evening will be Reb Moshe’s talmid muvhak R’ Ido Weber – Erlich, who still lives in Meah Shearim and writes and teaches from R’ Moshe’s teachings.

The entire community is invited. Monday Monday, 21 Adar I, at Lubavitch Yeshiva, 570 Crown Street, at 8:30 PM.

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R’ Moshe Weber, born in 1914, was the son of a prominent rov in Yerushalayim. He was orphaned from his father at two years old, and his mother enrolled him to learn in yeshivas Torat Emet in Yerushalayim.

In 1946, the Rebbe Rayatz appointed him to be mashpia in the yeshiva, and he went on to serve as a maggid shiur for Chassidus and mashpia for decades.

Among R’ Moshe’s many merits is the establishment of the tefilin stand at the Kosel after the Six-Day War. R’ Moshe tended to the tefilin stand by himself, with only occasional help from other Chabad chasidim.

R’ Moshe was known to many ba’alei tshuva and others who enjoyed his hospitality for Shabbat and festival meals in his modest home in Meah Shearim. Unfortunately, he and his wife were childless, but they had many “spiritual” children. R’ Moshe could not be limited to one yeshiva, he opened himself to all streams and to all Jews. He was well known in Meah Shearim as the “go-to” person if an individual Jew or Jewess, non-observant, wandered into the neighborhood looking for hospitality. He was also a talmid-chacham, well versed in Talmud, Chassidus and poskim, and exceedingly humble. He authored a volume of novellae on Chumash, by the name of Yarim Moshe.

Many are the students and beneficiaries of this humble but wise man, who constantly sacrificed himself for others and bestowed kindness on others. His talmid muvhak was R’ Ido Weber, who still lives in Meah Shearim and writes and teaches from R’ Moshe’s teachings. R’ Moshe passed away in the year 2000. May his memory be blessed!

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