Levaya of Reb Moshe Handelsman Z”L, Longtime Executive Director of Mirrer Yeshiva in Flatbush


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YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Reb Moshe Handelsman Z”L, longtime Executive Director of the Mirrer Yeshiva in Flatbush. He was in his high 90’s.

The Niftar was a Holocaust survivor who joined the Hanhalah of the Mirrer Yeshiva during the early days of the Yeshiva in the United States under the leadership of HaRav Avrohom Kalmanowitz Zt”l and later his son HaRav Shraga Moshe Kalmanowitz Zt”l. With great Mesiras Nefesh, he assisted the Yeshiva in raising significant sums of money to help the Yeshiva grow. He retired from his position in the early 1990’s after more than 40 years.

Rav Handelsman lost his first wife many years ago, and later remarried Mrs Yehudis Hirsch, the wife of the late Rav Avrohom Hirsch zt”l of Pe’iylim (of Boro Park).

He leaves behind a Mispacha of Marbitzei and Bnei Torah:

Mrs Faygie Borchardt (Bensonhurst)
Rabbi Lazer Handelsman (Los Angeles)
Rabbi Michel Handelsman (Lakewood)
Mrs Yitty Sternbuch (Bensonhurst)

There will be a Levaya on Tuesday morning in Lakewood, followed by a Levaya in the Mirrer Yeshiva at 1:00PM, at Ocean Parkway and Avenue R.

The Kevura will be in Eretz Yisroel.

Boruch Dayan HaEmmes…

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


  1. He wasn’t in his “high 90’s”. I can assure you that he never took the time to do that, and that he was always well-grounded. You mean to write “late 90’s”, as they say in English.

  2. R Moshe ZL was a legendary Yid. Those of us who grew up in the Mir in the 1960’s and 70’s (as well as those from the 50’s and 80’s) know his warmth and love for Torah were unmatched. He lived and breathed being an Oived H’, the Mir and the Kovod and Derech eretz he had for R Shraga Moshe ZL were a lesson for all. Today there are b-h many frum people who are able to support Torah; in those days there werent. But his unwavering Lishmoh that was evident to all at all times, helped him be a shliach to help the Mir grow. All of Klal Yisroel owes R Moshe Hakoras Hatov. Yhi Zichro Boruch

  3. A very special person, who gave all his energy to build the Yeshiva.
    Was always Mechabed Rev Shmuel ZL’ and R’Shraga MosheZL’ as well all Rabbeim in the Yeshiva