Monday, September 8, 2014

Rabbi Meir Cohen |


Executive Vice President of the Agudas HaRabonim
d. 5 Cheshvan, 1978 (5739)
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  • 1curios // Jul 20, 2010 at 9:38 am
    His father was very famous in Russia – the “Minchas Shabbos”. I think R’ Meir was the youngest son.
    His son R’ Chaim Zalman Cohen lives in Lawrence, NY, and authored a sefer on Brachos and Sukkah – “Maadanei Chaim”.
  • 2binyamin // Jul 20, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    הוא נין נכד להרבה רבנים וגדולים, אך היחוס לשארית יוסף, הוא בן אחר בן.
    יחוסו מפורט בשער של ספרי אביו.
  • 3curios // Jul 20, 2010 at 1:15 pm
  • 4binyamin // Jul 20, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    הוא צאצא להרבה רבנים וגדולים, אומנם יחוסו לבעל השארית יוסף, הוא בן אחר בן.
  • 5curios // Jul 20, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    בראש ספר ‘מנחת שבת’ ושאר ספריו, יש רשימת יוחסין באורך.
  • 6grandson // Apr 12, 2012 at 1:52 am
    reb meir succeeded his father as rov in shatova russia still in his teens, and was rov in a few choshuve kehilos in america before becomeing menahel and rosh bais din of the agudas harabanim. he has semicha from many gedolim, and his seforim on rambam have haskamos from other gedolim. his son rabbi chaim z. also wrote a sefer on maseches migilah.
    • YD Miller // Mar 9, 2011 at 3:24 pm
      This conference started on the 8th day of Kislev 5717-1957 in Rockaway Park, NY and went on for 3 days with over 300 Rabbonim and Leaders attending:
      I guess this photo is of one small meeting one of the committees, and according to one source the person in the photo # 10 is Reb Chaim Tzvi Kriger formerly from Brussels:
    • 5YD Miller // Mar 9, 2011 at 3:32 pm
      I see now that there was more then one Confrence in Rocoaway Park NY so I am not sure which one this photo is of , maybe it is from the one in 1965:
    • 6Baruch A // Mar 9, 2011 at 4:35 pm
      I showed the picture to my neighbor, Rav Shmerel Shulman and he identified the rabbonim in the picture as:
      #2 Rav Mayer Cohen – Asbury Park, NJ
      #7 Rav Simcha Elberg
      #8 Rav Shimon Morduchovitz – Bronx, NY
      # 10 Rav Chaim Tzvi Kruger
      It would be great if someone can confirm.
    • 7yitzchok // Mar 10, 2011 at 1:14 pm
      Number 2 looks like Rabbi Zalman Reichman from the Bronx who put out some of the Ramban’s on Shas
    • 8Moshe Escott // Mar 11, 2011 at 12:46 am
      It couldn’t have been the 1965 conference since R. Aharon Kotler z”l had already passed away by late 1962.
    • 9Baruch C. Cohen, Esq. // Nov 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm
      My grandfather, Rabbi Meir Cohen, the former Executive Vice President & Menahel of the Agudas Harrabonim of North America for over twenty years, and Mechaber of the Sefer “Chelkas Meir” on the Rambam (who’s father was Rabbi Shmuel Burzstyn the Mechaber of the seforim Minchas Shabbos & Ma’adanai Shmuel on Hilchos Pesach), was incorrectly identified as the rabbi # 2 in the picture, when he is really the rabbi situated as # 8. My Zaidie is sitting to the immediate right of Rabbi Yaakov Ruderman the Rosh Yeshiva of Ner Yisroel and is sitting two seats to the left of Rabbi Aharon Kotler of Beth Medrash Govoha.
    • 10YD Miller // Nov 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm
      Hi Baruch Cohen,
      When did your Zieda pass away and where is he buried?
      His seforim Chelkas Mier are available on Hebrew, here is part I:
    • 11Ben Bee Zee // Nov 19, 2012 at 4:05 pm
      Just for the information;
      This picture with the numbering and all the info of who the Rabbonim are, was this week in the Mishpacha without mentioning/crediting where they took it from.