Rav Yosef Kalish zt”l, the Amshinover Rebbe of Boro Park


It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the passing of Rav Yosef Kalish zt”l, the Amshinover Rebbe of Boro Park, Brooklyn. He was 63.

The rebbe had contracted the coronavirus.

The rebbe was a son of Rav Yitzchok of Amshinov. He took over his father’s position following his father’s petirah about 17 years ago.

The rebbe led the Amshinover Bais Medrash at 15th Avenue and 44th Street in Boro Park.

The rebbe, who was a noted talmid chochom and masmid, was a son-in-law of Rav Eliyahu Shternbuch zt”l, rosh av bais din of Khal Machzikei Hadas in Antwerp, Belgium.

The rebbe is survived by his sons, Rav Menachem Kalish and Rav Asher Chaim Kalish, and his daughters, the wives of Rav Yehodhus Yehuda Klein, Rav Aharon Mendelson, Rav Avrohom Shimon Maryles, and Rav Yisroel Moshe Hopstein.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Boruch dayan ha’emes.
    There are reports of patient neglect in hospitals. Is there any way these deaths can be investigated?

  2. Do we say ‘boruch dayan haemes’ or ‘Hashem yinkom domom’ because they’re targeting primarily religious Jews worldwide?


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