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  • Rabbi Menachem Meir Blau, OB”M

    With great sadness we inform you of the passing of Rabbi Menachem Meir Blau, OB”M. He was 70 years old • Full Story

    Rabbi Menachem Meir Blau, a passionate Chossid devoted to the Rebbe and his instructions, passed away on 21 Sivan 5776.

    He was 70.

    Rabbi Blau was born in Shanghai to Rabbi Moshe Yehuda and Chaya Hena Blau.  Rabbi Moshe Yehuda served as a Rav in Boro Park and was most famous for his magnum opus the 40 volume Shitas Hakadmonim.  Chaya Hena was a daughter of Reb Meir Shmaryahu Schochet.

    Rabbi Menachem M. Blau invested himself for nearly 50 years in spreading the Rebbe’s teachings beyond Lubavitch.  To this end he spared no effort including endeavors such as the weekly Torah Gedanken column which he prepared for the Algemeiner.  In addition, he publicized and brought people to the Rebbe’s farbrengens. He also distributed “thought for the week” to thousands of homes weekly to ensure the Rebbe’s message reached the masses.

    In 1988 he started the Crown Heights Newsline to further spread the Rebbe’s Horaos and farbrengens.  He facilitated weekly Chazara of Farbrengen for Anash and Shluchim worldwide each Motzei Shabbos.

    Rabbi Blau served as principal of Hadar Hatorah for several years and inspired many to become Baalei Teshuva, several of whom have kept in touch with him through the years.

    In recent years he said selected excerpts from the Rebbe on inyonei moshiach ugeulah connected to the specific time. He hardly missed a day of sharing these messages in 770 to inspire others to await for and take action to bring Moshiach.  He yearned for and lived to bring Moshiach every day.

    Together with his wife, Esther, tibadel lchayim tovim, they established a warm and open home built on strong Chassidishe values and selflessly dedicated to so many causes.  He was a strong source of encouragement and support to his wife’s involvement in many community projects and was extremely proud of his children’s devotion to Chinuch and Shlichus.

    He is survived by his wife, Esther, and children: Devorah Layeh Kosofsky (Crown Heights), Chanie Brand (Montreal), Sternie Mellul (Montreal), Rochie Storfer (Miami, FL), Rivkie Blau (LA, CA), Aidel Zaklos (Vacaville, CA), Shainy Edelman (Crown Heights), Rabbi Mendy Blau (Crown Heights), Rabbi Dovber Blau (Crown Heights), Rabbi Yosef / Levi Blau (Toronto), Chyena Yusewitz (Crown Heights), and Yisroel Blau (Crown Heights) and many grandchildren.

    He is also survived by his brother Rooven Blau and sisters Nechama Kastel and Rochel Elishevitz.

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