Rav Mordechai Eliyohu (Muttel) Rabinowitz zt”l


candle-small5It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Mordechai Eliyohu (Muttel) Rabinowitz zt”l, one of the last few remaining members of Mir Yeshiva in Europe. He was niftar at Shaarei Tzedek Medical Center in Yerushalayim late last night.

Rav Rabinowitz was a son of Rav Shraga Feitel Rabinowitz zt”l, the Zabliner Rov.

In addition to having learned in the Mir in Poland and for a short while in Shanghai, he also learned in the Baranovitch Yeshiva under Rav Elchonon Wasserman zt”l.

After the war, Rav Rabinowitz immigrated to Canada and subsequently met and married his wife, Rochel, a daughter of Rav Chaim Eliezer Samson zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivah Chofetz Chayim in Baltimore. He then accepted a position on the hanhallah of Yeshivah Mercaz Hatorah for 25 years until emigrating to Eretz Yisroel.

The levaya is being held this morning in front of Yeshivas Mir-Yerushalayim.

Rav Rabinowitz is survived by his wife and three children and their families: his two sons, R’ Shloime and R’ Avi, and his daughter, Malca, wife of R’ Shloime Gottesman, all of whom reside in New York.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{Casriel Bauman-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Not too many Alter Mirrer – either those who learned in Mir Europe or Mir Shanghai remain – parentheses is where they live today:
    R Fabian (Cleveland)
    R Shimon Gitelis (Lakewood)
    R Gershon Yankelewitz (learned also in Radin)(Bronx)
    R Feivel Hollander (Boro Park)
    R Orlansky (Netanya, Israel) (Shanghai only)
    R Motty Rothenberg (Boro Park)
    R Yakov Magid (Montreal)
    R Ahron Florans (Flatbush)
    R Yankel Finkelstein (Flatbush)
    R Avrohom Resnick (Netanya, Israel)
    R Pinchos Podrabinek
    R Yiddel Dickstein (Atlanta)
    R Dov Klohr (Israel) (Via Kamenitz, No Mir, Shanghai only)
    R Moshe Zabari (Israel)
    R Moshe Pivovoz
    R Yitzchok Rabin
    R Gulevsky (Boro Park) (No Mir, Shanghai only)
    R Simcha Nadborny (Boro Park) (Via Kletzk, No Mir, Shanghai only)
    R Avrohom Kanarek (Lakewood) (Via Kamenitz, No Mir, Shanghai only)

  2. Brother of the Daas Sofrim, R’ Chaim Dov Rabinowitz. Uncle of R’ Avrohom Lerman & R’ Chaim Mintz. Brother in law of R’ Gershon Yankelevitz.

  3. Rav Shlomo Brevda Shlita joined the Mirrer Yeshiva when they arrived in N.Y.

    Yidden all over the world are asked to recite Tehillim and learn Torah for famous Magid of the generation Harav Shlomo Brevda Shlita, who is in need of a refuah sheleimah. He has been hospitalized at a medical center in Manhattan.

    The name for Tehillim is Rav “Shlomo Leib ben Miriam”