Moshe Feinstein

Great Orthodox Jewish Rabbi of the 20th Century
Born Mar 3, 1895

Moshe Feinstein was a Lithuanian Orthodox rabbi, scholar and posek, who was world-renowned for his expertise in Halakha and was regarded by many as the de facto supreme halakhic authority for Orthodox Jewry of North America during his lifetime. In the Orthodox world he is widely referred to simply as "Reb Moshe", and his halakhic rulings are widely quoted in contemporary rabbinic literature.… Read More

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1895 Birth Born on March 3, 1895.


1920 25 Years Old He married Shima Kustanovich in 1920 and had 4 children (Pesach Chaim, Fay Gittel, Shifra, and David) before leaving Europe.


1936 41 Years Old Under increasing pressure from the Soviet regime, he moved with his family to New York City in 1936, where he lived for the rest of his life. … Read More


1959 64 Years Old …  The first volume of his Igrot Moshe, a voluminous collection of his halachic decisions, was published in 1959. He made noteworthy decisions on the following topics: Note: Responsa in Igrot Moshe are cited in parentheses R' Moshe died on the March 23, 1986 (13th of Adar II, 5746 on the Hebrew calendar). … Read More
1986 91 Years Old Died on March 23, 1986.
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