Petira of Hagaon HaRav Nota Greenblatt ZT”L, Longtime Av Bais Din And Posek From Memphis TN


YWN regrets to inform  you of the Petira of Hagaon HaRav Nota Tzvi Greenblatt ZATZAL, longtime Posek and Av Bais Din from Memphis Tennessee. He was 96.

Rav Nota was on of the closest Talmidim of the late Posek Hador, Hagaon HaRav Moshe Feinstein ZATZAL.

Rav Nota’s father, Rav Yitzchak Greenblatt, was a native of Brisk, and traveled to the United States to fundraise on behalf of the local Toras Chesed Yeshivah. He subsequently assumed a rabbinical position in Washington, D.C., where his son Nota was born.

He resides in Memphis until around a year ago when he moved to NY. Rav Nota contracted an infection recently and was hospitalized until his Petira at Maimonides Hospital on Friday morning.

The levaya will be on Sunday at Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalayim at 2:00PM. 145 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002


  1. About 40 years ago I was an aid at a g-t he was writing. While he was writing I noticed a newspaper laying nearby and I began reading the front page. At some point he noticed me looking at the paper and he tells me very sternly,” an aid has to to do Teshuva.”

  2. R’ Nota always told the most amazing stories. I remember seeing a video where he (practically crying) told about boys in the 1940’s that one day were the top Bochurim in Yeshiva and next day instead of Yeshiva were standing on the train platform handing out Communist literature.

  3. HaRav Greenblatt was the designer of the eiruv in Phoenix, AZ. He was also a m’seder gittin in the city for years. Yehi zichro boruch.

  4. Boruch Dayan HaEmes. Yehoshua zichro boruch. May he be a meilitz yosher for all of us.
    Just wanted to clarify: regarding R’ Nota’s rebbeim, the article simply mentions that the Rav was a talmid of Rav Moshe, zt’l. For anyone who was a little confused about the videos, which are not hinted to in the article… the videos show the Rav discussing Rav Dovid Leibowitz, zt’l, Rosh Yeshiva of Torah Vdaas and founding Rosh yeshiva of Chofetz Chaim (currently in Queens, NY) who clearly was another very close rebbi of his.

  5. There were at least 3 great RY in America before R. Dovid Lebowitz ztl. The Meitzesher Gaon zlt, arguably Rav Chaim’s best talmid, RSS ztl and RMS ztl

  6. The ME was nebach niftar from a tooth infection while Rav BBL was in America and he was maspid him.The ME fabrenged in learning primarily with RMS ben RCS and RDL the grand nephew of the CC.