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Hundreds from the Montreal Jewish community attended the levaya of Rabbi Volf Greenglass obm, the revered Mashpia who passed away today at the age of 94. Photos

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January 2, 2011 2:16 pm

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Visit the blog http://www.rebvolfgreenglass.blogspot.com

A talmid
January 1, 2011 8:19 pm

Once, R’ Volf approached a bocher by seder chassidus in the morning, asking if he said birchas hatorah in the morning.
The bochur didn’t answer,and wondered, thinking that it was obvoius,that he always said broches in the morning.
He then realized that actually that day he got to Birchas ha Torah, and for whatever reason,he didn’t finish it!!!!
Moshiach Now!!!

tears come to my eyes
December 31, 2010 3:27 pm

I was in montreal in 1995. he was a TRUE!! yid and chosid. mekabel yesurim beahavah. very klug. and a sweetness of a man. he related to me ver y well allthough i was some 60 yrs younger then him. a true lovely man. very sad. er zol oisbeten moshiach now. also vgam ze ikar gadol he was the (frerdiker rebbe and)the rebbes man as early as in the 40s i think. doing hafatzah. see the igros of the first chalokim.

To Mrs Cohen!
December 30, 2010 10:35 pm

I moved away many years ago but to this day I remember your father telling me about what a Jew should wear and not. His eloquence was impeccable and his presence felt from even far away. May Hashem bless you and your brothers. Hamakom Yenachem Etchem Betoch Sha’rai Tzion Be Yirushalayim.

reb velvel
December 30, 2010 5:05 pm

his presents gave off a feeling from a Chossid of generations back..
and to#10 very well put “the end of an era”
to reb avrohom and reb yossi “hamokoim yenachem eschem betoch sha’rai tzion b’yirushuluim”

A talmid
December 30, 2010 2:29 pm

The Rebbe once referred to him at a farbrengen as “Harav Hamekubel.”

To #2
December 30, 2010 2:11 pm

As the story goes he waved his handkerchief & the clouds moved away…….

to # 2
December 30, 2010 1:54 pm

The story is he took out a handkerchief and waved it and the clouds parted. As further proof the Rebbe told him not to do it again. When I was a bocher in Montreal I was zoche to be close to him (as were many) he once told me when he was young he was a big “letz” and the frierdike Rebbe told him to always think twice before he says anything, he said from that day on he has never said anything without thinking twice. He had a lot of suffering in his life and he truly cared for… Read more »

to #6
December 30, 2010 1:36 pm

Sorry, typo! Meant great-great uncle

A Montrealer
December 30, 2010 12:57 pm

Rabbi Greenglass was a Bituldiker Yid B’Tachlis. As a Talmid in Yeshiva, I remember that his Farbrengens always ended before Chatzos. It was assumed that he observes Tikkun Chatzos

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December 30, 2010 10:19 am

for shivah call 5147356008

to#1
December 30, 2010 8:41 am

Great-great-grandfather? I wasn’t aware that he had so many generations of offspring. Just out of curiosity, where do you live, that you didn’t have a chance to meet him?

nisht a shopping bag
December 30, 2010 8:30 am

til today I carry my Talis and Tefillin in my arms …not by the bottom of my hands…thanks to Reb Volf telling me once when carrying my Tefillin with my hands low down “dos iz nisht a shopping bag”

chazan baumgarten sings vehu rachum
December 30, 2010 7:08 am
Great Man
December 30, 2010 2:40 am

This man was a true Chassid and a Mashpia to thousands. May his Neshama break the doors of Shamayim and bring Moshiach now! He was a holy Jew and most likely a Benoni from the Tanya.

Rabbi Greenglass a''h
December 29, 2010 11:49 pm

He was such a Tsaddik! Once, when the rebbe went out to say Kiddush Levana,he was unable to since the moon was covered by the clouds.The story goes that at that moment Rabbi Greenglass A’H did something with his hands…and seconds later the moon waS visible again.
what a great loss !!

Boruch Dayan Haemes
December 29, 2010 11:47 pm

I never met him, but he was my great-great grandfather and I heard great things about him. I’m sorry I never got a chance to meet such a great man.

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