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Rabbi Ephraim Rosenblum, 85, OBM

Rabbi Ephraim Rosenblum, who survived a car accident and went on to build a Chassidic family and serve as principal of Yeshiva Boys School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, passed away. Full Story

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Ali L.
September 21, 2020 6:09 pm

He was a real Chossid and I feel fortunate to have been able to know him and be taught by him. Baruch Dayan HaEmes.May Hashem bring healing to our world immediatey.

Emeseh Chosid
September 21, 2020 6:12 pm

A few years back I was visiting Pittsburgh, I came to Yeshiva early to daven. Already there was Rabbi Rosenblum, who, just days earlier was released from the hospital (if I recall correctly it was quite a scare), was giving his 6:00 Am Shiur in Samech Vov. Rabbi Rosenblum must have been in mid seventies. There was this one fellow in the shiur who was much younger, and who seemed to have come to learning chasidus more recently. This fellow was arguing with Rabbi Rosenblum over pshat in the mamor. He was getting quite heated and almost shouting at Rabbi… Read more »

Shulammis Saxon
September 21, 2020 6:26 pm

This video exemplifies our teacher Rabbi Rosenblum ZT”L. He always taught and spoke in this gentle, self-effacing manner, with complete sincerity and at the same time with a twinkle in his eye. I was Zocheh to be his student and for my daughter to be his student as well. (He once told me she was a better student than I was 😊) May his Rebbetzin and family be comforted during this brief interim before והקיצו ורננו שוכני עפר.

Ephraim Ben Yaakov Chayim O"H
September 21, 2020 6:36 pm

his name

High School Memories of Living at the Rosenblums
September 21, 2020 7:44 pm

I was lucky to live in the Rosenblum household as a boarder when I was in 11th grade. (about 35 years ago) Rabbi Rosenblum was also my teacher. I was always amazed at his abilty to know where we where, as he never wrote anything down. He was a brilliant man. Rabbi and Mrs. Rosenblum’s home was a place of Hachnasas Orchim and joy. I enjoyed very minute living there. My most memorable memory was when I arrived for the start of school. I was very nervous going away from home. The Rosenblum’s were making a wedding, so I had… Read more »

September 21, 2020 8:16 pm

Baruch Dayan Hoemes!
My teacher in elementary and high school, he was an exceptional friend and teacher! Everyone loved Rabbi Rosenblum. What wonderful memories of his classes! I still have incredible Megillas Esther notes from over 45 years ago. He made learning an exciting and marvelous experience!
He will be sorely missed!!!

September 21, 2020 8:32 pm

We are blessed to be part of this exceptional family!
Rabbi Efraim Rosenblum always shared inspirational and beautiful Dvar Torahs at the Shabbos and Yom Tov table!!!
Everyone must learn how to respect their wives from the way Rabbi E Rosenblum treated his wife, Miriam!!!
His mesholim and stories were a masterpiece!
Really a great loss for all!
May Hashem strengthen the family and bring Moshiach now!!!!!

One in a million
September 21, 2020 8:41 pm

Growing up in Pittsburgh and being a student in Rabbi Rosenblums class has left me with everlasting memories, knowledge and inspiration!

Rabbi Rosenblum impacted 4 generations of our family.

An irreplaceable loss!


Menachem Hoch

אבד חסיד מן הארץ
September 21, 2020 8:56 pm


We have lived here with the Rosenblums for 45 year
September 21, 2020 10:22 pm

I could share so many wonderful stories of the kindness, depth of knowledge, sensitivity, sincerity, hassidishkeit of both Rabbi Rosenblum and his wife Miriam. But I will share here just one, which epitomizes Rabbi Rosenblum and his ever present sense of humor! We were on mivtzayim, I was giving out candles and he and my husband were putting tfillin on the men who would cooperate. One woman came up to us very angrily, telling us how discriminating Judaism was to women and how poorly women were treated in Jewish life. I attempted to respond but she was just getting more… Read more »

Rabbi Rosenblum
September 21, 2020 10:48 pm

A brilliant, yet humble man.
Sincere and real.
A teacher with heart.
He loved and cared for every student.
He believed in me more than I believed in myself.
Thank you Rabbi Rosenblum.
I hope I make you proud.
I’m honored to have been your student.

An exemplary chossid and mentsch
September 22, 2020 12:12 am

Despite having been my 9th grade Rebbi 35 years ago, the warm connection and interest Rabbi Rosenblum had for his former talmidim was strongly felt the few times a year we would meet in 770. His broad smile and wide eyes displayed genuine care. He would ask about our lives, offering welcome words of encouragement both b’ruchnius and b’gashmius and took pride in our continued avoidas hakoidesh and success. אבד חסיד מן הארץ..בד”הא

Passionate off the younger
September 22, 2020 1:44 am

I never shared this with anyone but now is appropriate. I walked in to a classroom one Shabbos and there I found him resting his eyes he woke up and asked me how I was doing. We talked a little about niggunim then I asked him to tell me what inspires him at this age. After all the experience he had with teaching and being a rabbi what could possibly keep him going and inspire him to keep going to the mikvah every day at 6am and be the chossid even at 80 years old. His answer caught me off… Read more »

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Best Rebbe/teacher ever
September 22, 2020 9:20 am

He taught me davening,Chumash,mishnayos,Gemara, how to sing negunim and my bar mitzva parsha. Me and hundreds of students owe him the greatest hakaras hatov possible. He always asked my mother how is Yakov doing when he would run into her on Murray Avenue. I still lain my parsha during the chagim and in the summer as a small tribute to him for all he did for me-he will always be in my mind and in my tefilos.
Hamakom y’naschem b’soch shaarei tzion birushalayim for his wonderful wife and family.
Eugene Savage

Boruch Dayan Emes
September 22, 2020 10:23 am

He was my teacher in 8th grade about 17 years ago. I can say without a doubt that he was the best teacher I ever had. He was so patient at explaining things. He was always willing to answer questions and didn’t mind explaining things over and over again even outside of class. He was really so kind and gentle. Do to his impact on me I would always think about him from time to time and was just thinking about him on RH. BDE

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Sorely Missed
September 22, 2020 11:03 am

Everyone in Pittsburgh has precious memories of interactions with Rabbi Rosenblum. He is already sorely missed.

September 22, 2020 1:22 pm

To the Rosenblums: May Hashem comfort you.
He taught me in Pittsburgh in 1986. I have so many good memories of him. He was so especially kind & warm to me, knowing that I was young, coming from out of town. He truly cared. He always asked how I was doing. He was real. He was a true example of a Lubavitcher Chasid. I learnt chitas because of him.

Yirmi Cohen

חסיד יראה שמים ולמדן
September 22, 2020 1:26 pm

A great teacher, patient and understanding. Lucky to have grown up with such a role model.
– a student

A genuine Chossid
September 22, 2020 2:02 pm

A real Chossid. He also had an exeptional chush in neginah, especially deep Chabad nigunim. He had the Eidlkeit to understand those refined tenuos. Something that we do not see often.

אבד חסיד מן הארץ. יהי זכרו ברוך. ויקיצו וירננו שוכני עפר והוא בתוכם תיכף ומיד ממש

Dovid (Crouse) Rosenberg
September 22, 2020 8:33 pm

My first encounter with Rabbi Rosenblum was 54 years ago when I was coming to see the Yeshiva before entering 3rd grade with my mother a”h and my brother. He was so kind and patient with us and I was zocheh to have him for 2 years as my Rebbe. I fondly remember those years and even have a number of his worksheets still in my possession. I had the chance to share a Shabbos with him in Scranton where I live when he came for the Shabbos bris of a great-grandson. It was beautiful !! I will miss him… Read more »