Wednesday, May 25, 2022

(theyeshivaworld.com) Hagaon HaRav Nota Tzvi Greenblatt, z”l, longtime posek and Av Bais Din from Memphis Tennessee, passed away this week.

Rav Nota’s father, Rav Yitzchak Greenblatt, was a native of Brisk, who traveled to the United States and eventually became a shul rav in Newark, New Jersey. He started the first day school in Newark, which was the second religious day school to open in the state. He subsequently assumed a rabbinical position in Washington, D.C., where Nota was born.

R. Nota became rav of Anshe Sfard in Memphis in 1949, and six months later started the Memphis Hebrew Academy. He also helped establish the Jewish high school in Memphis. He was a mohel, wrote gittin, and built mikvahs throughout the South. He also worked for the OU and oversaw shechita in Iowa.

He lived in Memphis until around a year ago when he moved to New York. He is survived by his wife and five children.

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