Yehezkel Abramsky

Yehezkel Abramsky

Birth
Death 19 Sep 1976 (aged 90)
Burial Jerusalem, Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel
Memorial ID 83369604 · View Source
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He was a prominent and influential Orthodox rabbi and scholar, born and raised in Russia who later headed the London Beth Din for 17 years. He was born near Most and Grodno (Hrodna) in Belarus, the third child and eldest son of Mordechai Zalman Abramsky, a local timber merchant, and his wife, Freydel Goldin of Grodno, and studied at the yeshivas of Telz, Mir, Slabodka and particularly Brisk under Rabbi Chaim Soloveitchik. At the age of 17 he became a rabbi, serving, in turn, the communities of Smolyan, Smolevich and Slutsk. In 1909 he married Reizel, daughter of Rabbi Moshe Nahum Jerusalimsky, the rabbi of Iehumen, Russia. Following the Russian Revolution, he was at the forefront of opposition to the Communist government's attempts to repress the Jewish religion and culture. As a result the Russian government refused Abramsky permission to leave and take up the rabbinate of Petah Tikva in Palestine in both 1926 and 1928. He emigrated to London in 1932, where he was appointed rabbi of the Machzike Hadath community in London's East End. In 1934, Chief Rabbi Joseph H. Hertz persuaded him to become the senior dayan of the London Beth Din, a post he held until he retired to Jerusalem in 1951. His funeral was attended by over 40,000 people, making it one of the largest ever seen in the city.


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  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 12 Jan 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 83369604
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Yehezkel Abramsky (7 Feb 1886–19 Sep 1976), Find a Grave Memorial no. 83369604, citing Har HaMenuchot Cemetery, Jerusalem, Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .