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Rabbi Moshe Halberstam was the son of Grand Rabbi Yaakov Halberstam of Tschakava
Szczakowa
Szczakowa is a district of the Polish city of Jaworzno. Located in historical Lesser Poland, it now belongs to the Silesian Voivodeship and is one of the most important rail hubs of the area. In the years 1933-1956, it was a separate town....

, a scion of the Sanz
Sanz (Hasidic dynasty)
The Sanz Hasidic dynasty was founded by Rabbi Chaim Halberstam Rabbi of Nowy Sącz , author of Divrei Chaim and a son-in-law of Rabbi Boruch Frankel Thumim , Rabbi of Lipník nad Bečvou , author of Boruch Taam.-Founder of dynasty:The Divrei Chaim was a disciple of Rabbi Naftali of Ropshitz, who was...

 dynasty, and of the daughter of Rabbi Sholom Moskowitz of Shotz
Shotz (Hasidic dynasty)
Shotz is a Hasidic dynasty originating in the city of Suceava, Romania .- Lineage of the Shotz dynasty :* Rabbi Yisroel "Baal Shem Tov", founder of Hasidism** Rabbi Yechiel Michl, the maggid of Zlotshev, a student of Rabbi Yisroel....

 of London
London
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. He was the Rosh Yeshiva
Rosh yeshiva
Rosh yeshiva, , , is the title given to the dean of a Talmudical academy . It is made up of the Hebrew words rosh — meaning head, and yeshiva — a school of religious Jewish education...

h of the Tschakava Yeshivah in Jerusalem and one of the most prominent members of the Edah Charedis Rabbinical court of Jerusalem. He was known as a well-versed Torah
Torah
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 scholar and a decisor of Halachic law. He wrote approbations to many works of Torah
Torah
Torah- A scroll containing the first five books of the BibleThe Torah , is name given by Jews to the first five books of the bible—Genesis , Exodus , Leviticus , Numbers and Deuteronomy Torah- A scroll containing the first five books of the BibleThe Torah , is name given by Jews to the first five...

 literature.

Rabbi Halberstam served at the President of Hatzolah
Hatzolah
Hatzolah/Hatzalah is a volunteer Emergency Medical Service organization serving mostly Jewish communities around the world. Most local branches operate independently of each other, but use the common name...

 Israel. He was also the Rabbi of the Shaarei Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem. He was known for his tolerance towards other streams of thought in Orthodox Judaism. Despite his own Chareidi anti-Zionist background, he also maintained contacts with Modern Orthodox, Religious Zionist leaders.

He was buried in the Mount of Olives
Mount of Olives
The Mount of Olives is a mountain ridge in East Jerusalem with three peaks running from north to south. The highest, at-Tur, rises to 818 meters . It is named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes...

 cemetery in Jerusalem.

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