Reb Meir Leifer the Nadvorna-Clevelander Rebbe
Born – 2 Nissan, 5641 (1881) – Bochnia, Poland
Died – 12 Nissan, 6701 (1941) – Los Angeles, California
The Nadvorna-Clevelander Rebbe’s stepdaughter Raichel Horowitz (the late Bostoner Rebbetzin), frequently said that her stepfather’s honesty and integrity made such a powerful impression on her, that even decades later, telling a “white lie” for the sake of diplomacy caused her discomfort.
People used to come to him for advice and blessings. Many times when miraculous results transpired, he would humbly say “people need a bracha, and Hashem has rachmanus (mercy). The brachos come true because Hashem wants to help people, not because of me.”
He passed away at the age of 60, and according to his wishes he was interred in the city in which his life ended.
The community is now in the process of building an Ohel over his kever.