Wednesday, December 29, 2010

!ר' וואלף



ר' וואלף איז שוין אויך נישטא

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A few words from a ben-bayis

א ניגון

Mottel has some pics and clips!

Reb Volf was hidden. What we know is nothing. I saw him several times but never learned in Montreal and never was zoche to be mekabel from him. Maybe one of his mekablim here can help fill in some of the blanks and share with those who didn't know him, and may not have heard of him.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

wasnt he called Reb Velvel?

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

no.

lifeonacottonball.blogspot.com said...

Im currently at the levaya, it is so sad, he was the second to last member of the group that the freideker rebbe sent to montreal. He was a real pillar of the community for so many years

Anonymous said...

By his fammily he was called reb velevel. but he usualy went by volf.

Montreal said...

I have heard that he was a real ehrliche person, chaval deavdin.
Had he not become a mekisher or at least been able to stop the latest Lubavitcher craziness, he would be a lot bigger.Vechaval.

Uri said...

One of the very few Lubavitchers widely respected.
Zol ehr zayn a gutteh better.Yovoi al mishkovoi besholom.

Anonymous said...

I once stayed in his house and would see him Learning zohar late at nice and see him just sit and think for hours a true Chabadske!!!!

Bontcha Schweig said...

Was from Lodz . Came froma Ger family . Was close to rabbi Zalman Schneersohn hayad of Vilisz one of the 3 men the Rashab said were among his 3 closest disciples. The Otwock peopel should be able to fill in the blanks.

Anonymous said...

Hirshel
part of a obituary by 1 of the farkash brothers that was close to him
קשריו עם גדולי המקובלים,

אין איתנו יודע מה ואיך ומתי למד רבינו הרמ"ז את תורת הקבלה ואיך נודע לעולם מזה, כי כפי שכבר כתבתי לעיל לא ראינו מזה כלום ומאומה גם הקרובים ביותר אליו, (רק ידענו שבצעירותו קיבל מהרה"ח ר' זלמן שניאורסאהן מוועליז-לאדז' שהיה ידוע למקובל נפלא) אבל מהנגלות לנו הם מסכת קשריו המסועפים עם המקובלים לבית מרגליות (הרה"צ ר' אשר זעליג ובנו ר' אלעזר) וקשריו המיוחדים עם המקובלים למשפחת ווינשטוק ועם כמה מגדולי המקובלים הספרדים (דרך הרבנים הנזכרים). באחד מהמכתבים שכתב להרב מרגליות האריך בביאור ע"פ קבלה מענינו ומהותו וחידושיו בקבלה של כל אחד מאדמו"רי חב"ד והמשכתם מהבעש"ט, (מוהרמ"ז שלחו לרבי קודם שליחתו לנמען להסכמה ולהגהה על התוכן, הרבי אכן הגיהו והעיר לו בכמה ענינים, ועל הקטע שבו כותב את גדלות הרבי בעצמו ע"פ הקבלה, הקיף בעיגול מסביב והעיר בצידו (הלשון מזכרוני בערך) "כל זה אינו אמת כלל ואסור מהתורה לומד דבר שאינו אמת"),

אמת מה נהדר היה הכבוד הגדול שרחשו אליו כל בני התורה והיראה של עי"ת מונטריאל וגלילותיה, קשר מיוחד ועז היה לו עם הגה"צ אב"ד טאהש שליט"א, (גם היו מאוד דומים בקומה ובמראה עד להפליא) רבות הסתודדו ביניהם בדברים שלא ידע איניש מאומה וכלום, סוד ה' ליריאיו. פעם התבטא בפני שחבחשאת הלקוטי שיחות העמודים מופיעים במספרים ולא בא"ב, כי אין דעת האדמו"ר מטאהש נוחה מזה.. באמרו לי שכל ספר שיוצא מחסידות (בעימוד אלפא ביתי...) הוא נוטל עימו למעונו של האדמו"ר ולומד עימו כמה שעות.

Anonymous said...

Montreal
"Had he not become a mekisher"
if you wouldn"t be religous now, you would have have been eating a cheeseburger at a hockey game
Longtime I wasn't in Quebec, don"t remember having ferd on the loose.

Anonymous said...

Sadly lost and buried many kids from illnesses and the boys he has are not .....

He has one daughter cohen who married a Sefardik from MOntreal and have many kids..

His wife dies over 30 years ago....

Rabbi Weinberg is the last Mohegan standing and may Hashem give me many many more years!!!!

Anonymous said...

A few corrections to the last posts:
He was called Reb Volf.
He was from a Alecsander Chassidim.

Anonymous said...

Here are some of his letter from the Rebbe (mishpachas Beis Horav and Mazkirus), as well as a short write up about his collection of letters.

http://www.chabad.org/blogs/blog_cdo/aid/938842/jewish/When-the-Rebbe-Directed-the-Publishing-House.htm

http://pirsumrishon.blogspot.com/search/label/greenglass

to note: the letters printed are "כטפה מן הים" of the number of letter he recived - ועוד חזון למועד

Anon3 said...

"Was from Lodz . Came from a Ger family"
Right for the first.Wrong for the second.His background was Aleksander.

Anonymous said...

Hirshel
I was years ago in the Montreal Yeshiva chol hamoed Sukkos,I davened with his Minyan and I shmoozed with him after davening, he told me that in the early years the Tosher Rebbe before his own village davened in lubavich since they had then the latest Minyanim in town , The Tosher participated for awhile at his Likitie Torah Shiur after davening.One day the Tosher got so ecstatic in middle of the Shiur, and jumped up and down the Likutie Torah Brent....

Reuven Leigh said...

it would take a lifetime to recount the details of Reb Volf's life. He was something extremely special and there is a huge amount of 'Vehachai yiten el libo'.

I was very lucky to have been close with him and I hope to update my blog - pirsumrishon.blogspot.com - with material connected with him.

I just posted a ksav yad of the Rebbe on the nusach of his wife's matzeivah which shows the high regard the Rebbe had towards him.

Anonymous said...

BDE.
I attended the Yeshivah as a child over 40 years ago and I can honestly tell you that this man was not from this world. He existed on a different plane and I felt kedusha radiate from him as from an oven.
He is from those few Yidden from pre war Europe that lived and breathed as an ehrliche yid with a constant smile even with all the troubles he had.
The loss is more for our chidren who did not have the opportunity to meet Zaddikim as him of the previous generation.
He should be a meilitz Yosher foir Klall Yisroel and usu his enormous zchuyos to help bring an end to this bitter golus.

Grainom said...

aich nebach mishichisten. they figured out that the rayatz is in gan eden, but not the rebbe.
http://chabad.info/index.php?url=article_en&id=21700
btw, does minhag chabad say the lesheim yichud before chanuka lecht? עשייתי כעשייתם?...