BDE: Reb Mordechai Eissenberg, z”l
We are saddened to inform you of the passing of Reb Mordechai Eissenberg, z”l, a longtime Boro Park resident, a vital part of Agudas Yisroel and the Agudah of Boro Park, and the patriarch of a prominent family. He was 73 years of age.
He was born in the Bronx to his parents who were Holocaust survivors, and grew up in this postwar milieu, as Klal Yisroel was rebuilding from the ashes—in which father lost an entire family.
His parents worked hard as butchers in the Bronx, raising their son with simple temimus and emunah peshutah. Reb Mordechai went to Yeshiva RJJ, where he was close to Rav Mendel Zaks, and received semicha from there. He remained a tremendous masmid all his life.
For many years, he davened at Minyan Torah Vodaath which was led by Rav Yitzchok Eizik Liebes, zt”l, as well as the Agudah on 14th Avenue, which later moved to 50th Street. He was very involved with Agudas Yisroel—and was very close to Rabbi Moshe Sherer. He went decades without missing a minyan, and once flew back from Washington on an Agudah mission, using every trick in the book to make the last minyan for mincha at Shomrei Shabbos.
He was very close to the Bluzever Rebbes, and to the Bluzev-Ribabitcher Rebbe, a connection that came from his wife, tbl”ch, Mrs. Mirel (Reichman) Eissenberg, and always cherished his heritage which spanned back to generations of chassidishe Yidden in Galicia.
He funded numerous Torah initiatives, with a special emphasis on publicizing the Taryag Mitzvos and the sources from which they originate.
He was zoche to have tefillin laid with him just this very morning, and was niftar a short while later, leaving behind a family of bnei Torah and marbitzei Torah.
The levaya will take place at Shomrei Hadas at 1:00 today
Yehi Zichro Baruch.
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