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    Montreal Mourns Rabbi Greenglass

    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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    Boruch Dayan Haemes
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    Boruch Dayan Haemes

    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.

    Rabbi Greenglass a''h
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    Rabbi Greenglass a''h

    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 !!

    Great Man
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    Great Man

    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.

    chazan baumgarten sings vehu rachum
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    chazan baumgarten sings vehu rachum
    nisht a shopping bag
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    nisht a shopping bag

    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”

    to#1
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    to#1

    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?

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    A Montrealer
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    A Montrealer

    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

    to #6
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    to #6

    Sorry, typo! Meant great-great uncle

    to # 2
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    to # 2

    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 #2
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    To #2

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

    A talmid
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    A talmid

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

    reb velvel
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    reb velvel

    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”

    To Mrs Cohen!
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    To Mrs Cohen!

    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.

    tears come to my eyes
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    tears come to my eyes

    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.

    A talmid
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    A talmid

    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!!!

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