Rabbi Moshe Miller, 67, AH

Rabbi Moshe Miller, a talmid chochom and prolific writer who authored an encyclopedic work on the seder hishtalshelus and translations of many works of Kabbalah and Chassidus, passed away.

By Anash.org and Chabad.org

Rabbi Moshe Miller, a talmid chochom and prolific writer who authored an encyclopedic work on the seder hishtalshelus and translations of many works of Kabbalah and Chassidus, passed away on Monday, Zos Chanukah – 2 Teves 5783.

He was 67 and passed away following an extended illness.

Moshe was born in South Africa and received his yeshiva education in Eretz Yisroel and America.

Following his marriage to Leah Kestenberg, in 1982, the couple traveled to England, where they joined the faculty of Carmel College, bringing authentic Jewish learning and practice to the students, many of whom had not been raised in observant Jewish homes.

The Millers and their growing brood then spent a decade in Eretz Yisroel, where Rabbi Miller taught at Toras Chaim, a new school for young men who had discovered Judaism later in life.

At one point, after their first son was born following four girls, the Rebbe wrote them a congratulatory message even though they had not yet had a chance to officially inform him of the good news.

Rabbi Miller’s next post was in Morristown, New Jersey, where he had been invited to head the Kollel, institute for higher learning, attached to Yeshivah Tiferes Bachurim. His final decades were in Chicago, where he was a beloved teacher at Ida Crown Jewish Academy.

Rabbi Miller was well-known as a talmid chochom as well as a prolific author and translator, with more than twenty books to his name on a wide variety of topics, including a new, authoritative, annotated translation of the Zohar, a translation of Rabbi Moshe Cordovero’s classic Tomer Devorah with original commentary and annotation, and ‘Mishnas Chabad,’ an encyclopedic work on the seder hishtalshelus.

He also authored several JLI flagship courses, including the classics, Kabbalah of Character, Jewish Essentials, and Beyond Belief, and wrote numerous articles that were published on the web and in print.

Rabbi Miller delivered lectures and shiurim on numerous topics, and was renowned for his classes on topics associated with Kabbalah.

He is survived by his wife Leah and their children, Devoree Axelrod – Crown Heights; Nechamee Brody – North Miami, FL; Tamari Miller – Miami, FL; Yossi Miller – Miami, FL; Shalom Miller – Crown Heights, and Mushky Golowonski – Crown Heights.

The funeral will take place in Eretz Yisroel.
Shiva information will be forthcoming.

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Boruch Dayan Ha’emes – Moshe Aryeh Leib ben Dovid Mordechai

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  1. So sorry to hear of Rabbi Miller’s passing. I used to love his Chassidus shiurim in the Seferia in Yerushalayim years ago. He was very special, kind, brilliant, and patient, with a pleasant demeanor.
    May Leah and the whole family be comforted among all the mourners of Tzion and Yerushalayim.

  2. We were roommates and chavrusa in chassidus. We both became engaged around the same time to women who were roommates.
    He was an exceptionally smart sensitive and spiritual person. Who from his earliest beginnings had a special talent particularly in the realm of spiritualiy and Chassidus.
    Reminding me of what the Rambam writes in hilchos yesodei haTorah re who is appropriate to receive the teachings of kabbalah; someone who has a natural “chush” such that one need only mention a few essential points and he understands the rest on his own.
    May his memory be a blessing….
    Baruch dayan ha’emmess

  3. He also wrote some important rebuttal essays to answer those who question or challenge the authenticity of the Zohar and it’s authorship on Chabad dot org or in one of it’s branches, I am sad to hear of his early passing הקיצו ורננו שוכני עפר now!

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