The Nadvorna Rebbe of Chadeirah zt”l


nadvorna-rebbe-chaderaIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Asher Yeshaya Rosenbaum zt”l, the Nadvorna Rebbe of Chadeira, one of the oldest admorim in the world. He was 97.

The Rebbe was niftar at Columbia Presbytarian Medical Center in Manhattan.

The Rebbe was born in the town of Kretchnif, the youngest son of Rav Isamar Rosenbaum, the Nadvorna Rebbe, and his Rebbetzin Malka.

In his youth, the Rebbe learned at Yeshiva Bais Yisroel and Damesek Eliezer in Vizhnitza.

He married his niece, a daughter of his brother, Rav Yitzchok Eizik of Zutchka.

The Rebbe lived for many years in the United States and in 1971 immigrated to Eretz Yisroel, where he opened a bais medrash in Chadeirah, drawing many Chassidim and admirers. He later opened a bais medrash in Bnei Brak on Rechov Uziel. His bais medrash became a beacon of Torah and Chassidus, with many flocking there on a regular basis.

In recent years, due to his weakened state, the Rebbe lived with his daughter in Canada.

The Rebbe is survived by his son, the Rebbe of Nadvorna-Linsk in Williamsburg, and his daughter, whose husband is the Stanislaver Rebbe of London.

The levaya will take place today at 9 a.m. at the Salka Bais Medrash of Monsey. The aron will then be flown to Eretz Yisroel. A levaya will take place at the Rebbe’s bais medrash in Bnei Brak, followed by kevurah on Har Hazeisim.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{Yair Israel/Casirle}


  1. welcome to the generation of constant tragedies R”L

    ANOTHER 2 tzaddikim have left the world TODAY ALSO
    1)Rabbi Yosef Wineberg, 94 Z”L; Chabad’s ‘Globetrotting Ambassador’

    2)Rabbi Yitzchok Kleiman ZT”L rosh kollel of Kollel Iyun Hatalmud of Lakewood, NJ. 71.

    What a tragedy we caused cause we cant get our act together & do teshuva

    WHAT ARE WE ALL WAITING FOR? has klal yisroel gotten the message from Hashem-waiting for us to start doing teshuva-have YOU done anything yet? how many more tragedies & Tzaddikim will it take C”V before we wake up & start doing teshuva? OVER 90 GEDOLEI HADOR have passed away within the past 15 months R”L. HOW MANY MORE DO WE NEED TO LOSE C”V to let hashem know that we get the message for klal yisroel to start doing teshuva ASAP?

    note:lots of the gedolim this past year were niftar R”L in the 70?s or 80?s this was not enough to wake us up to teshuva
    BOTTOM LINE:people are starting to die younger & younger cause 79 (Rebetzin kanievsky A”H, Rabbi Tendler Zt”l & the spinka rebbe of yerushalyim ZT”L)
    was not young enough to wake us up to start doing teshuva.

    HOW YOUNG will it take for us to get the message from Hashem for everyone-myself included-to start doing teshuva & return to Hashem? Klal Yisroel already lost a big tzaddik at the young age of 37 while he was learning over a sefer Rabbi akiva ehrenfeld ZT”L & son of mattesdorfer rav.
    after this it went to 2 boys both niftar at the young age of 13 R”L

  2. Dovid after reading your comments I would like to ask you, What have YOU done?? I think if we all focus on ourselves first and Klal Yisroel second we maybe better off.

  3. now at 1:00 am its time to say tikkun chatzos on behalf of gantz klal yisroel,
    then comes vosikin Shachris with fasting based on teshuva on behalf of klal yisroel

    i.e. if you knew what the future holds for klal yisroel ahead R”L you too would be fasting & probably crying begging Hashem to forgive klal yisroel-myself included.

    Hashem is waiting for klal yisroel AS A NATION TO return to him, as rochel eimainu cries daily on our behalf

    this is just a small example of 2 of the things done R”L …

    ALL FOR ONE REASON cause noone will confess & do teshuva, so other shiluchim of Hashem need to weep on their behalf, cause of their love for klal yisroel (just like moshe Rabeinu, yirmiyahu Hanavi & many other neviyim did, as leaders of klal yisroel)