Skverer Rebbe to Visit Kever of His Father zt”l, On the Yahrtzeit, Today


skverer-rebbeToday is the 41st yahrtzeit of the previous Skverer Rebbe, Rav Yaakov Yosef Twersky zt”l, who was niftar in 1968. The current Skverer Rebbe will visit the kever of his father in New Square together with a large group of Chassidim. After saying Tehillim and tefillos at the kever, a yahrtzeit seudah will be held at the main Skverer Bais Medrash in New Square.

In the summer of 1919, because of the pogroms in the Ukraine that followed the Bolshevik Revolution, the previous Skverer Rebbe’s family moved to Kiev. A few months later, on 15 Kislev, the Rebbe’s father, Rav Dovid, was niftar, and the following fall, the remaining family left for Kishinev, Bessarabia (Moldavia).

In 1925, Reb Yaakov Yosef married and moved to Belz. A few years later, he returned to Romania and led the Skverer chassidim in Kolorash as their Rebbe. In the winter of 1945, he moved to Bucharest, from where he moved to the United States in 1948. After establishing his kehillah in Boro Park and then Williamsburg, he founded New Square in 1957.

Yehi zichro boruch.

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  1. And this is news because?
    C’mon, plenty things happen every day, we don’t have to make news about what is going to happen to fill up a page.
    Matzav should charge the Rebbes for such ads/news articles.

  2. This is news, rachmastrivka, because the Rebbe’s family was able to escape the worst(before Churban) pogroms of Tishrei 1919–pogroms from the Tzarist/RussianOrthodox White Army, imach shmom vezichrom.