A passionate and committed student of the teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, Rabbi Avraham Greenberg passed away on April 9, the first day of Passover. He was laid to rest in Safed, Israel.

Every year, Greenberg would make a Rosh Hashanah visit to Rabbi Nachman’s resting place in Uman, in central Ukraine, to reinvigorate himself for the upcoming year.

The annual pilgrimage is regarded as the Eastern European city’s main source of income.

Greenberg’s total immersion in his prayers caught the attention of all those present, and he became known as “Avraham yehay shmay rabbah” for the fiery way he would respond with those holy words during the recitation of the Kaddish, the prayer for mourning.

He was also frequently seen at the resting place of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai in Meron, where he would pray, study and meditate.

He is survived by extended family.

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