BDE: Hagoen Harav Avrum Nissen Neiman Ztz"l. Viznitzer Dayen

BDE: Hagoen Harav Avrum Nissen Neiman Ztz"l. Viznitzer Dayen

Yitzy Fried

Rockland Daily is saddened to inform you of the petirah of Haga’on Rav Avrohom Nissen Neiman, zt”l, a tzaddik and an anav, a leader of the Viznitzer Chassidim who rose to tremendous heights in Torah and yiras Shomayim despite being born in America of yesteryear.

The Dayan was born on the Lower East Side of New York in the spring of 1931. His father was Reb Hershel, the son of Reb Avrohom Nissen, the patriarch of the illustrious Neiman family of Hungary and Romania.

A number of the Neiman brothers came over to America in the 1920’s—and every one of them remained steadfast in their commitment to a Chassidic way of life, despite the darkness and the barrenness of America of those times.

Avrohom Nissen learned under the Mattessorfer Rov in Yeshiva Ch’san Sofer on the Lower East Side, and there he became elevated in the ways of Torah and chassidus.

with the move of the Viznitzer Rebbe to Monsey in the 1960’s, Rav Avrohom Nissen became the trusted and revered dayan of the community. He remained at this post until his last days.

His greatness in Torah and in p’sak was only matched by his incredible humility. This is a quality that is remembered by young and old alike, generations of Viznitzer Chassidim, and regular folk from the Monsey community—all of whom felt comfortable approaching this great sage with their queries.

The Dayan was trusted, and accorded great honor, by the Viznitzer Rebbe of Monsey, the Toras Mordechai, zt”l, and it was to him that the Rebbe entrusted his final instructions to the chassidim.

Generations of Viznitzer chassidim will forever remember his teki’os, his tefillos, all of which moved them deeply and will remain with them for a lifetime.

With the loss of the Viznitzer Dayan, the Torah world, and the Viznitzer chassidim in particular, have lost a guiding light and a beacon of Torah clarity, middos tovos, and deep humility.

The Levaya will take place at the great Viznitzer Beis Medrash at 11:00 this morning.

Yehi zichro baruch.  

BDE: Reb Daniel Yitzchok Halpern, z”l
  • Dec 22 2023
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  • 10:44 AM

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