Dovid Povarsky

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Rabbi Dovid Povarsky

Yehoshua Dovid Povarsky (Hebrew: יהושע דוד פוברסקי; 1902–1999) was Rosh Yeshiva (dean) of Ponevezh Yeshiva.


Povarsky studied in the Kelm Talmud Torah under Yeruchom Levovitz[1] whom he followed when Levovitz went to work at Mir Yeshiva,[2] where Povarsky was Yechiel Michel Feinstein's roommate.[3]

He married Tzipporah Kreiser,[4] after which he studied under Elchonon Wasserman in Kovno.

Several of his sons became rabbis, including Baruch Dov Povarsky, his successor as rosh yeshiva.[5]


  • Yeshuas Dovid (7 volumes)
  • Shiurei Reb Dovid Pavarsky on various Tractates
  • Yishmeru Da'as consisting of various Mussar discourses which he delivered


  1. ^ "Dei'ah veDibur - Information & Insight - NEWS - Senior Officials of Upper Beitar". Archived from the original on 5 September 2008.
  2. ^ "Dei'ah veDibur - Information & Insight - OPINION & COMMENT". Archived from the original on 25 March 2005.
  3. ^ "Torah - Stories - Rav Yechiel Michel Feinstein - Rav Moshe Feinstein's".
  4. ^ Shain, Ruchoma (2001). All for the Boss: The Life and Impact of R' Yaakov Yosef Herman, a Torah Pioneer in America : an Affectionate Family Chronicle. Feldheim Publishers. ISBN 9781583304709.
  5. ^ "Make the Torah Sweet". Retrieved April 22, 2019.