Reuven Feinstein

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Rabbi Reuven Feinstein
Rabbi Reuven Feinstein
Position Rosh yeshiva
Yeshiva Yeshiva of Staten Island
Personal details
Birth name Reuven Feinstein
Parents Moshe Feinstein and Shima Kustanovich[1]
Occupation Rosh yeshiva

Reuven Feinstein (Hebrew: ראובן פיינשטיין‎‎) (born August 1937) is an Orthodox Jewish rabbi and rosh yeshiva of the Yeshiva of Staten Island, New York.[2] He is the son of Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, the leading posek of post-war America.[3]


Rabbi Reuven Feinstein is the youngest of the four children of Rabbi Moshe and Shima (Sima) Feinstein and the only one to be born in America. His older siblings — Faye Gittel (deceased), Shifra (deceased), and Dovid were all born in Lyuban, Russia (now part of Belarus), where Rabbi Moshe was the city's Rav until 1937.[1]

Rabbi Feinstein joined his father in establishing the Yeshiva of Staten Island in 1966. He has served as Rosh Yeshiva of the yeshiva ever since. [4]


  1. ^ a b "Great Leaders of Our People: Rav Moshe Feinstein (1895-1986)". Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Rav Reuven Feinstein to Visit BoysZone Today". 6 August 2009. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Goldman, Alex J. (September 1986). The Greatest Rabbis Hall of Fame: A Who's Who of Distinguished American Rabbis (Jewish Hall of Fame). S.P.I. Books. p. 353. ISBN 978-0-933503-14-4. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  4. ^ A Century of Grandeur. New York, NY: Mesivthe Tifereth Jerusalem. 2006. p. 93. 

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