Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, 1895-1986. 16×20 Oil on canvas
Rabbi Moshe Feinstein was known for his great wisdom in halakha, his Torah and
Talmud scholarship and his profound compassion. He was a posek, a teacher and a
leader. His knowledge was indeed sought out by observant Ashkenazi Jews all over the
world. He was born near Minsk, the son of a Rabbi. He served as a Rabbi in Luban until
moving to the US in 1937 where he became Rosh Yeshiva of a Yeshiva in New York.
His halachic decisions remain important today. He was a vital sage to the Jewish people
and remains a link for Jews to the greatness of European Jewry before the devastation