BDE: Rabbi Moshe Elyakim Beria Halberstam, Rav Of Antwerp’s Bobov Community, Passes Away At 80

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — BDE: The Antwerp Jewish community and the entire Torah world mourn the passing of Rabbi Moshe Elyakim Beria Halberstam, rabbi of the Antwerp Bobov community and author of the Minchas Moshe, who passed away suddenly at the age of 80.

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Rabbi Moshe had been very weak but continued to lead his Beis Midrassh and give shiurim until just before he collapsed and passed away on Wednesday evening.

A descendant of the Tzanzer Rov through his father Rav Baruch Halberstam who was  great-grandson of Rabbi Baruch of Gerlitz, the son of the Tzanzer Rov, Rav Moshe was named for his great-grandfather Rabbi Moshe of Dombrova, who himself was named for the son of the Koznitzer maggid.

Rabbi Moshe was a well-known figure in Antwerp, a huge baal chesed and a Talmid Chacham who had disciples in Antwerp, as well as being a speaker at many public events. He also wrote two sefarim, Minchas Moshe. Rav Moshe was a devoted chasid of the Bobover Rebbe and received great honor when he visited the previous and current Bobov rebbes.

The levaya will take place at 11:45 AM from the Beis Shaul beis midrash in Antwerp and at 1 PM from the Machzikei Hadas community center.

May his memory be blessed.


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