Shmuel Dovid Halberstam

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Shmuel Dovid Halberstam
Sanz-Klausenberger Rebbe of Borough Park
Rabbi Samuel Duvid Halberstam, Sanz-Klausenburger Rebbe
Term 1994 – present
Full name Shmiel David Halberstam
Predecessor Rabbi Yekusiel Yehudah Halberstam
Father Rabbi Yekusiel Yehudah Halberstam
Mother Chaya Nechama Ungar
Wife Tzipora Weider

Rabbi Shmiel Dovid Halberstam, (Hebrew: שמואל דוד הלברשטאם‎‎), also known as the Sanz-Klausenberger Rebbe of Borough Park, is the younger son and one of the successors of Rabbi Yekusiel Yehudah Halberstam, the previous Klausenberger Rebbe. He resides in Brooklyn, New York.


He is one of seven children born in his father's second marriage to Chaya Nechama Ungar, daughter of the Nitra Rav, Rabbi Shmuel Dovid Ungar.[1] He was named after his mother's father, who died during the Holocaust. His older brother, Rabbi Zvi Elimelech Halberstam, is the Sanzer Rebbe of Israel, and he also has five sisters. He married Tzipora Weider, daughter of Rabbi Aharon Wieder, the Linzer Rav, who was a long-time dayan in the Klausenberger beis din (rabbinical court) in America.[2]

Rabbi Halberstam is the leader of North American operations for the Mifal HaShas Torah study network founded by his father, and honoree president of the Kolel Chibas Yerushalayim charity organization in the name of Reb Meir Baal HaNess.

He is known for his effusive and lengthy prayers.

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  1. ^ Landesman, Yeruchem. The Wedding that Changed Despair to Hope. Mishpacha, 11 November 2009, pp. 30-34.
  2. ^ Donn, Yochonon. The Linzer Rav, Harav Aharon Wieder, zt"l. Hamodia American News, 25 March 2010, p. B55.

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