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After Shabbos, the Rebbe will be hosted by Zev Moskovits and family at 364 N. Martel Avenue, where the Rebbe will receive petitioners: on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (January 15-18) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; and on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday (January 15, 16 and 18), from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. In addition, the Rebbe will receive petitioners on Tuesday evening, January 17, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the home of Mike Horowitz and family, 9418 Oakmore Road.

Mevakshei Emunah Rebbe In New York

Rabbi Yosef Yoel Kohn, the Mevakshei Emunah Rebbe, had been married and childless for 32 years when, nearly a year ago, the Mevakshei Emunah Rebbetzin, at the age of 52, gave birth to twin girls.

The joy cannot be exaggerated. The Mevakshei Emunah immediately visited his two brothers, the Toldos Avrohom Yitzchok rebbe and the Toldos Aaron Rebbe, and they danced joyously the whole night. Chassidim joined them in the celebration. Yidden all over the world were overjoyed in hearing the wonderful news.

Mevakshei Emunim Rebbe with the Pupa Rebbe.

The Mevakshei Emunah Rebbe is now in New York giving fiery speeches to rapt audiences. On Monday, January 1, he spoke at the Main Satmar Beis Medrash in Williamsburg. All of the seats were filled. On Shabbos Mikeitz, speeches were given at Beis Medrash Toldos Aaron and at the Pupa Beis Medrash to standing room only assemblies.

The Mevakshei Emunah Rebbe is renowned for visiting different cities and settlements in Israel and conducting Shabbos and tisch in chassidishe outreach efforts. Blessed by Heaven, the Mevakshei Emunah Rebbe is working hard to have everyone embrace the Torah and pray for their own miracles.

The Pupa Rebbe’s Great-Grandfather’s Siddur

Several of the Pupa Rebbe’s students joined together to acquire a valuable antique siddur that was being sold at one of New York City’s better Judaica auction houses. They combined to meet the steep price of the siddur that was used by Rabbi Moshe Greenwald, zt”l (1853-1911), revered Chuster Rav and author of Arugas Habosem. The siddur was presented to the Pupa Rebbe as a gift from his students.

The event was an emotional one. The Pupa Rebbe sat down and examined the siddur. He turned its pages, stopping at those that had handwritten notes with interpretations. Some of the notes gave alternate versions of the prayer.

When the Rebbe finally caught his breath he thanked and blessed all who participated in the gift presentation.

Rabbi Yaakov Yechezkel Greenwald, the present Pupa Rebbe, is a son of Rabbi Yosef Greenwald, zt”l (1903-1984), author of Vayechie Yosef and Veyaan Yosef; son of Rabbi Yaakov Yechezkel Greenwald, zt”l (1882-1941), Pupa Rav and author of Vayaged Yaakov: son of Rabbi Moshe Greenwald, zt”l (1853-1911), revered Chuster Rav and author of Arugas Habosem.

The current Pupa Rebbe is a son-in-law of Rabbi Meir Greenwald, zt”l (d. 1965), Tetcher Rav in Toronto; son of Rabbi Avrohom Yosef Greenwald, zt”l (1878-1928), Ungvarer Rav and son of the Arugas Habosem.

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