Tuesday, 12 Av, 5782
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Avraham Aaron Rubashkin, 92, OBM

R' Avraham Aaron Rubashkin, a legend in the kosher world who built the largest kosher meat empire in the United States from a butcher shop in Boro Park and was the patriarch of a large Chabad family, passed away. Levaya: Friday morning. Full Story

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April 2, 2020 9:29 pm

He was the most special person. Always with a smile, and kind word. He brought up beautiful, amazing children

Moshiach Now!
April 2, 2020 9:36 pm

Rabbi Rubashkin was such a special man! We need Moshiach!!!!! His family is incredible!!
BH I got to speak to him! He was so down to earth and so unbelievably inspiring!!!!! We need Moshiach NOW!!!

April 2, 2020 9:37 pm

Boruch dayan haemet ! Ad moSsai

May the family have comfort
April 2, 2020 9:39 pm

Heroes get remembered, legends never die

May the family have comfort
April 2, 2020 9:39 pm

Heroes get remembered, legends never die.

Hashem Please!
April 2, 2020 9:40 pm

This is too much. So many people taken. How can we possibly mourn everyone as they deserve?

Boruch Dayan Emes
April 2, 2020 9:48 pm

המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים
So sorry abour your loss, why enough is enough.
He is also survived by
His Sister Rochel Duchman,
His brother Gavriel Rubashkin
His Sister Dania Raskin.
This entire family is so very kind giving may Hashem keep them and bless them. He will be missed.

April 2, 2020 9:56 pm

What a Chossid. A geshmach yid a bal tzedaka. A major personality in Both the Chabad Lubavitch world but in Boro Park. BDE Ad Mosai. MOSHIACH NOW. ISSER GOLDSTEIN

April 2, 2020 10:07 pm

We lost a very great chossid.

April 2, 2020 10:13 pm

Baruch Dayan Haemes. Terrible loss.
When I was once working for him, he sent me home with a extra few hundred dollar bonus when my wife gave birth to help with expenses.
So sad. May Hashem comfort you.

April 2, 2020 10:27 pm

A very special man. I have had the pleasure of spending many a shabbos with this wonderful man and his Mishpach. COVID-19 has unfortunately so many wonderful people, and this Tzadik was without a doubt no exception. HASHEM, WE DEMAND FOR MOSHIACH NOW!!!

His REAL wealth
April 2, 2020 10:29 pm

Jewish wealth is not houses and gold. The everlasting Jewish wealth is: Being Jews who keep Torah and Mitzvot, and bringing into the world children and grandchildren who keep Torah and Mitzvot. Hayom yom 9 Nisan
May hisJewish wealth continue to increase with Moshiach now! Ad mosai!

Treated everyone with respect and kindness
April 2, 2020 10:34 pm

As a child growing up in Boro Park he ALWAYS greeted me in Rabbi Simpson’s Shul with a smile, a firm handshake and with eye contact and a Good Shabbos! He was always warm and kind. A holy and special Neshomah!!

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April 3, 2020 2:08 am

I experienced the very same. He always made everyone feel special. His genuine smile and good nature warmed us all. We lost a giant.
Moshiach Now!

But How!?
April 2, 2020 10:36 pm

This is so unacceptable. Hashem…… just give us Moshiach already!!!

April 2, 2020 11:08 pm

I’ll be making a lechaim with my friends tonight for him. His neshama should have an aliya. I feel very fortunate to have known him all my life. So sad to see a true legend gone.

April 2, 2020 11:28 pm

A true Avraham avinu of our times. A legend.

Tzvi Lang
April 2, 2020 11:35 pm

I always loved and respected him. He and his family graciously brought my wife and I into Chabad.

a very special man
April 2, 2020 11:53 pm

i remember seeing his kindness upclose .. he was a very humble and generour person may hahsme bless and comfort his entire family. yhi zichro baruch

April 2, 2020 11:59 pm

A tzadik of a man. I am going to miss him dearly. This needs to end!

A Kadosh of Klal Yisroel
April 3, 2020 12:50 am

This is a huge gain for Olam Haba and an enormous loss for Olam Hazeh.

April 3, 2020 1:38 am

a unbelievable ish chesed he built a family based on these ideals the nicest people the never ending care for the less fortunate the restaurant… What a devestating loss to klal yisrael

Rabbi rubashkin
April 3, 2020 1:41 am

He was the nicest guy I have ever met every time he saw me he would always make sure to greet me with a smile and a kind word the word just lost a giant we need MOSHIACH now

Baruch Dayan Haemes.
April 3, 2020 1:51 am

great teacher, a prime example of religious jew.

April 3, 2020 2:11 am

We only know his son … the tsadik from President street…and we can imagine the father of a such special man had….
We think about all this beautiful family…
Hashem send Moshiach!

My adopted Zaidy
April 3, 2020 2:37 am

I don’t know what to say, I don’t even know how to say it. In a situation like this I just make decision im going to to the funeral, and the family will see me. I will give a hug and a kiss to the man who I call paps, I will pat Heshi on the back and probably push myself to give him a hug. Moishy would be easier I could just look at him and smile and give him a hug, and yossi I could give him a hug. I could look at chayala and cry when I… Read more »

April 3, 2020 3:05 am

BDE a real neveler. The best.

Zaida Rubashkin was my Zaidy also
Reply to  Yotzchak
April 5, 2020 11:41 am

of thousands I guess.

Always with a smile
April 3, 2020 3:06 am

BDE Such a nice jolly man. Years ago, visiting from Jerusalem, I would always run to 13th Ave to go shopping, culminating with a meal at the Crown Deli. I treated myself to a corn beef sandwich; at that time it was an absolute luxury. he always remembered me and served me more than what I ordered, an extra scoop of coleslaw, etc. Service with a robust smile and a discount as well. his positive energy was just as good as the corned beef, maybe more. he will be sorely missed

April 3, 2020 3:48 am

I don’t think any one can calculate the amount of chesed they have done. It was from the Baal Shem Tov Days.

April 3, 2020 4:29 am

He will be missed

A Giant
April 3, 2020 6:30 am

The world has lost a giant of a yid, of a person

....and Great-Great Grandchildren
April 3, 2020 6:33 am


April 3, 2020 8:19 am

BDE Chosid, Rav Aaron Rubashkin. Rubashkin family provided delicious meats to Camp Tel Zemer, 1974 . fantastic girls summer camp, and subsidized many children with scholarships. Fantastic camp, great memories, great opportunities. Thank you for the chessed of the patriarch of this wonderful family.

Irina Rosen
April 3, 2020 8:49 am

Rest In Peace
Proud to be of
Same heritage
Thank you for
All the good deeds

We are all heartbroken
April 3, 2020 8:53 am

A true chossid in every sense of the word.

A man who loved all Jews worldwide unconditionally.

A gem that sparkled with his gorgeous smile.

April 3, 2020 8:57 am

Klal yisrael has lost epic proportions these past days of malachim that gave us oxygen to live. I traveled from staten island just to buy from his store becse of his emes chein panim..
Hashem hashem pls pls restore us back..pls

April 3, 2020 11:33 am

Very sad.

April 3, 2020 11:37 am

I knew from Buissness more then 25 years he was a special man with a good heart together with his wife צדקת I saw how she gave away מתן בסתר with a smile together with her daughter gitel what a wonderful צדקת she is and son Yossi a real good heart
Should he be a מליץ יושר for his wife and כלל ישראל

April 3, 2020 5:36 pm

We will never know the scope of his kindness and the undercover tzddakah he gave he helped so many people in a private quite way so that it wouldn’t hurt their dignity
And now with social distancing and people won’t be able to come share these stories he will have got his wish of keeping it quite we will never know the extant to his endless kindness

Boro parker
April 5, 2020 1:23 am

A very special yid. Always said hello to total strangers. The saga with mordechai was a mossiach drill. Every yid from every background was united with joy. Hopefully he will plead in shamayim for the final redemption this Pesach.

Peace unto you Rabbi!
April 5, 2020 6:47 pm

I have not had the honor to meet you. I live in Iowa. It saddens me when I see a fellow Rabbi leave this temporary life. May G_D be with you. To G_D we belong and to G_D we return. Shalom/Salam brother
-Asim Taha Tawil

כל עובדיהון בלחישו ברזא וחשאי
April 6, 2020 1:56 am

Reb A.A. ע”ה shall be remembered for his genuine character. As a noble בעל חסד he ran from public applause, yet this is precisely why people admired him so. He wasn’t a conformist, -he told you the truth, unequivocally, as he believed it (unswayed by power players) and that’s exactly why every מוסד wanted him on their Executive Board. He did not done the appearance of גזע, but there is no denying that he raised a distinguished family of חסידים מקושרים. His התקשרות was deep and his determination could not be shaken. Strong as lion while permeating with the gentleness… Read more »

For Moshe and faigy Rubashkin.
April 7, 2020 10:57 am

I am so so sorry for your loss. .

Moshe is so generous and from what I read here the apple doesnt fall far from the tree. Your father is protecting u all from heaven now and forever.wishing u much comfort.
Alissa Joseph,Aryeh and family

For Rubashkin family.
April 7, 2020 2:08 pm

Rest In Peace It was a pleasure to know you.
Proud to be of
Same heritage
Thank you for
All the good deeds

A very special man
April 22, 2020 9:11 pm


This may have been three weeks ago, but nevertheless, I will never forget this giant of a Gentleman & scholar!! Before I was married and after I was married, I have had the tremendous opportunity to send many Shabbosim at the Rubashkin’s house & we were given the royal Treatment. He Always had a twinkle in his eye when he said good Shabbos to me. COVID-19 has taken so many giants and this Tzadik was no exception!! May the suffering of Galus end and the Simcha of our Geulah Shelayma BEGIN NOW!!