Nesanel Quinn

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Rabbi Nesanel Quinn
Principal, Yeshiva Torah Vodaas
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Rav Nesanel Quinn
Personal details
Birth name Nesanel Quinn
Born 1910
New York City
Died 7 February 2005
Monsey, New York
Nationality American
Denomination Haredi
Alma mater Yeshiva Torah Vodaas
Semicha Yeshiva Torah Vodaas

Nesanel Hakohen Quinn (1910 – 7 February 2005) was a Haredi Jewish rabbi and educator. He was connected with Yeshiva Torah Vodaas in Brooklyn, New York, for nearly 80 years, rising to menahel (director).[1]

Biography[edit]

Quinn’s parents, Zalman Pinchas and Devorah Miriam Quinn, were originally from Dvinsk, Lithuania. After 10 years without children, they followed the advice of Rabbi Sholom Dovber Schneersohn and emigrated to the United States. There they had five children. Mrs. Quinn lived to the age of 111.[1]

Quinn was a pupil at Yeshiva Torah Vodaas (the elementary school) and a student in the first class of Mesivta Torah Vodaath, founded by Rabbi Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz in 1926.[2] Rabbi Mendlowitz is said to have remarked to Rabbi Elchonon Wasserman about Rabbi Quinn that "he is my greatest and closest talmid (student) in America".[3]

Rabbi Quinn also learned under Rabbi Dovid Leibowitz, Rosh Yeshiva of Torah Vodaath. When Rabbi Leibowitz left to start his own yeshiva, Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yisrael Meir HaKohen, Rabbi Nesanel Quinn was given charge of Torah Vodaath, along with Rabbi Gedalia Schorr.

In 1965 Rabbi Quinn established, along with Rabbi Zelik Epstein, Camp Ohr Shraga, the successor to Rabbi Mendlowitz's Camp Mesivta,[4] which was the home of many American Gedolim during the summer months.[5]

He died on 7 February 2005 (28 Shevat 5765) and was buried in the Monsey cemetery.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 28-29 Shevat". matzav.com. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Rosenblum, Yonoson (2001). Reb Shraga Feivel: The life and times of Rabbi Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz, the architect of Torah in America. Mesorah Publications. p. 76. ISBN 1-57819-797-X. 
  3. ^ Lieberman, Avi (19 February 2005). "Stories of Tzaddikim" (PDF). Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Rosenblum, Yonoson (2001). Reb Shraga Feivel: The life and times of Rabbi Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz, the architect of Torah in America. Mesorah Publications. pp. 275–276. ISBN 1-57819-797-X. 
  5. ^ Tannenbaum, Rabbi Gershon (12 August 2009). "Rabbi Zelig Epstein, zt"l (1912-2009), Last Of The 'Old Guard'". The Jewish Press. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Rabbi Nesanel Quinn". kevarim.com. 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 

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