Sunday, December 13, 2015

Rabbi Tzvi Klamen zt"l

It is with great sadness that I write about the passing away of one of my rabbis, Rabbi Tzvi Klamen (may the memory of the righteous be a blessing), who passed away on the first day of Hannukah. Rabbi Klamen was in charge of the program for English speakers at Machon Meir when I arrived there over thirty years ago. Here is a short biography from the Machon Meir web site:
Rabbi Tzvi Klamen was born and educated in the USA and learned from one of the greatest Rabbis in Europe, Rabbi Chaim Kraizort Z'TZL (I think they meant Rabbi Chaim Kreiswirth - CX). Studied a the Bet Hamidrash L'Torah In Chicago for 9 years and was ordained as Rabbi there. Him and his family immigrated to Israel and settled in the Bet Shean valley. He Helped found Ulpanat Bnay Akiva in Kiryat Motzkin. Afterwards, him and his Family moved to Jerusalem where he studied in the Kollel "Haidra" and was Once again given ordination from the former Chief Rabbi's of Israel, Rabbi Shlomo Goren and Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. In 1984, Rabbi Tzvi Joined Machon Meir as head of the English Department and Gemora Rebbe. Rabbi Tzvi now serves as senior lecturer and Dean of the English Department At Machon Meir.
Rabbi Klamen was a serious Torah scholar whose fear of Heaven, cheerful disposition, love for his fellow man and endless patience made him an ideal educator. I owe him a lot and I will truly miss him. May his family be comforted with the building of Zion.

I found a couple of Torah lessons that Rabbi Klamen gave at Machon Meir:

Yonah Malina's Yahrzeit

Thoughts on the Parsha (Lech-Lecha)


yaak said...


How old was he, and if you know, when was he in Skokie Yeshiva?

(You may want to fix some of the links on the post too.)

Cosmic X said...

I think that he was in his 80s. He must have learned in the "Bet Hamidrash L'Torah" during the period that Rabbi Chaim Kreiswirth was there (1947 to 1953). I fixed the links. Thanks.

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