With sadness we inform you of the passing of the Mashpiah Rabbi Menachem Zev Greenglass, of Montreal Canada. Rabbi Greenglass was one of the most prominent Mashpiim of our time, and merited to have influenced generations of Temimim and Chassidim. He survived the holocaust and was counted among the 9 Shluchim of the Previous Rebbe that were sent to Canada, and later established Tomchei Temimim.
Rabbi Greenglass was born to a non-Lubavitcher family in Poland, and went off to learn in Tomchei Temimim in Lodz by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Rozenmunter, he then learned in Otwock, and after in Tomchei Temimim Shang Chai. He was later sent by the Previous Rebbe to Montreal, where he established the Yeshiva and Chabad Shul.
Rabbi Greenglass served as a mashpia in the Yeshiva for many years, thousands of Bochurim passed through its doors. In his unique way he infused Bochurim with Torah and Yiras Shomayim.
The Rebbe relied on him very much, and together with Rabbi Yehuda Leib Groner he entrusted them to edit the Sefer Haminhogim – Chabad. Rabbi Greenglasses knowlage in Kabalah was known, and he merited that the Rebbe once referred to him as ‘my Mekubal’.
It was known that Rabbi Greenglass put together a vast library of Seforim, and from letters between the Rebbe and him it was known that he ‘loaned’ many of them to the Rebbe.
A few years ago he suffered an illness, and Chabad communities around the world prayed for his recovery, and he got better and continued in his Hafotza and Chinuch.
His Levaya will take place today in Montreal.
Boruch Dayan Hoemes