Shivah Info for Family of Rav Yosef Meir Hakohen Kantor zt”l – הרב יוסף מאיר בן הרב חיים חייקל הכהן

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Earlier this week, reported the passing of Rav Yosef Meir Hakohen Kantor zt”l, former mashgiach of Bais Medresh Elyon and rov of Monsey’s Agudas Yisroel shul for 41 years. He was 82 years old.

The Amud Yomi maggid shiur of Reb Meir Apfelbaum’s Torah Tapes, his recordings are listened to by hundreds, including maggidei shiur in leading yeshivos around the world.

The levayah took place Sunday night with a drive-by at Bais Medrosh Elyon in Monsey and kevura was held at the bais hachaim in New Square.

A person who was larger than life in his sterling character traits, Rav Yaakov Kamenetzky referred to Rav Kantor as “a kleiner Chofetz Chaim.”

The shivah begins tonight, Motzoei Yom Tov, and will end Wednesday morning.

The aveilim are:

His wife:

Rebbitzen Chana Kantor (nee Hess) c: (845) 596 0474 Home: 732-367-0413

His brother:

Dr. Moshe Kantor 732-814-4356 (Passaic)

His sons:

Ari (Aron) Kantor c: 908-670-1519 h: 732-905-2934

Menachem Kantor 732-600-0883 (Israel)

Yudy Kantor c: 347-243-6417 h: 718-854-6158

Ruvy Kantor c: 917-490-5901 h: 718-853-9839

Chaim Kantor 011-44-786-631-8447 (London)


His daughters:

Sarah Erentreu c: 845-893-6642 Home 845-425-3658

Ruchie Kohn 718-713-8159 (Israel)

Malky Saalkind 732-276-2339 (Israel)

Nechie Levitin c: 732-678-6456 Home: 732-367-0413

The niftar requested that:

a. Those who feel Hakoras Hatov should learn Mishnayos LeZecher Nishmaso.

b. The learning of his shiurim and kesavim will be the greatest aliyah for his neshama. For access, visit

c. As the niftar wrote in his Tzavaah, those who want to be makir tov to him can be ‘shutfim’ in the publication of his more than 60 years of thousands of Ksavim & Torah insights, and share in the Schar of the continuation of his harbotzas haTorah. Contact Ari Kantor at [email protected]




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