Rav Moshe Wolfson, 99, AH

Harav Moshe Wolfson, rov of the Emunas Yisroel community of Boro Park, who had a strong connection to the Rebbe and Chassidus Chabad, and participated at the yearly Yud Tes Kislev fabrengen, passed away on Motzei Shabbos, 17 Sivan.

Harav Moshe Wolfson, rov of the Emunas Yisroel community of Boro Park, who regularly taught Tanya and spoke at the Yud Tes Kislev fabrengen and other events, passed away on Motzei Shabbos, 17 Sivan.

He was 99 years old.

Harav Wolfson learned in Yeshivas Torah Vadaas where he was influenced by R’ Gedalya Shorr to come close to Chassidus. He was drawn to various streams of Chassidus, notably Chassidus Chabad, and ultimately became the mashpia at Torah Vadaas. Later, he opened the Emunas Yisroel shul and community for his students and followers, and he was a dominant mashpia in Boro Park.

Harav Wolfson held a strong connection with the Rebbe, coming often during dollars. He became a strong chossid, after an open miracle he had with the Rebbe:

He had a grandchild who was very ill, and he was very broken by it. At the time he was visiting Yerushalayim and would recite Kriyas Shma She’al Hamita in a nearby empty shul. When he came to the Posuk “lev nishbar v’nidkeh Elokim lo sivzeh” (a broken and crushed heart Hashem will not disgrace), he broke out into tears and repeated the possuk many times. He didn’t tell anyone about it, not even his wife.

Upon his return to the US, he went to the Rebbe, asking for a bracha for his grandchild. The Rebbe said to him, “When someone says, ‘lev nishbar v’nidkeh’ with great kavana, the Eibershter helps.” Rav Wolfson was shocked since he hadn’t told anyone about it.

On another occasion, when he asked the Rebbe for a bracha before undergoing a dangerous heart surgery, the Rebbe told him not to worry, saying that the doctors would only find good things there—a heart full of love for Hashem…

He would give regular shiurim in Tanya which were later published in his sefer Likutei Oros.

The levaya will take place on Sunday morning at 10 am at the Emunas Yisroel Beis Medrash of Boro Park, with kevurah in Teverya, Eretz Yisroel.

Boruch Dayan Haemes.


By the Rebbe

His miracle with the Rebbe

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Speaking at the annual Yud Tes Kislev farbrengen in Boro Park:

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  1. Where in קריאת שמע שעל המיטה does it say
    לב נשבר ונדכה אלהים לא תבזה?

    1. Yes.
      He led an unbelievable kehillah in Boro Park. The soulful davenning – an unforgettable experience. Weekly Shalosh Seudos “Sheves Achim”, drew many hundreds to his Shul- Emunas Yisroel, where HaRav Wolfson drawing deeply from wellsprings of Chassidus- taught, inspired and imparted his yearning for Moshiach with every fiber of his being…

      Our Rebbe bentched HaRav Wolfson- to be maarich Yamin on his Melucha- with his holy words of “יאריךימים על ממלכתו”.

      Rav Wolfsons dedication to the Rebbe’s inyanim were very evidenced especially in the last tekufa.

      At his advanced age, Rav Wolfson was no longer attending communal events.

      There was one very notable exception.

      Every year, up until, and including last year, HaRav Wolfson attended and graced the Yud Tes Kislev Farbregen led by Heichel Menachem of Boro Park. And for years lead the hundreds of children in being mekabel ol Malchus Shamayim with the reciting of Shema Yisroel, at the annual Tzivos Hashem Lag Beomer Parade.

      May this great Torah leader Hagaon HaTzaddik Rav Moshe ben R’ Shmuel Yehuda ztz”l intercede on behalf of all of Klal Yisroel to bring Moshiach Now!

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