Rav Moshe Shmuel Glasner of Klausenburg, דור רביעי




The Law Offices of Snider and Associates, LLC, is the sponsor of the republication of six קונטרסים of the דור רביעי that were originally published between about 1900 and 1915. The publication marks the בר מצוה of Avrohom Snider, the oldest son of Mordechai and Ruth Snider, and the third yahrzeit of רב יודא צבי גלזנר ע"ה, the grandfather of the Sniders. The קונטרסים are:

חקור דבר published in 5661 (1900/01) which addresses the permissibility of conversion in cases of intermarriage.

אור בהיר published in 5668 (1907/08) on the laws of מקוואות.

ישנה לשחיטה on the laws of shehitah published in 5671 (1911)

הלכה למשה published in 5672 (1911/12) on the laws of שחיטה and בדיקת הסכין.

מצה שמורה on the requirement of shemirah for מצה and on the כשרות of machine מצה during פסח published in 5675 (1914/15).

חמץ נוקשה on the סוגיה of חמץ נוקשה in פסחים published together with מצה שמורה.

The Law Offices of Snider and Associates, LLC, have made אור בהיר available at no cost. This firm also supports the Yeshivas Klausenberg - Dor Revi'i, and learning of Torah in many other ways. An electronic copy is available here. To receive a bound copy of the ספר please send e-mail to glasnerATmath.psu.edu.


Shlomo Zimroni's brief history of the Rabbonim of Klausenburg, focusing on the Glasner dynasty, appearing in the Cluj-Klausenburg Memorial volume. original copy


An article about the דור רביעי ( pdf ) by David Glasner, which appeared in Tradition, vol. 32, no. 1, Winter 1998, pp. 40-56. 


The insightful introduction to the דור רביעי

A translation of the introduction to דור רביעי, a commentary on the tractate Chulin ( pdf ) by Yaakov Elman. The article appeared in Tradition, vol. 25, no. 3, Spring 1991, pp. 63-69. 


The original printing of the דור רביעי in תרפ"א (1921) in Klausenburg is available at HebrewBooks.org.

An inscription in a copy given to יצחק יעקב סופר by בן המחבר in תש"ט (1949) in Zürich.


Zionism in the Light of Faith by the דור רביעי. Draft English translation by David Glasner from the Hebrew translation by Naftali Ben Menahem for the sake of our brethern in Israel who are in jeopardy and for the sake of the State of Israel, the first dawn of our redemption.


The article "On Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Glasner's method in Torah and Nationalism" by Netanel Katzburg from the Memorial Book for the Jews of Cluj - Klausenburg, New York, 1970.  


Divrei Torah on the parashah and the chagim from שביבי אש , a collection compiled by students to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his becoming Chief Rabbi of Klausenburg. The original printing of the שביבי אש in תרס"ג (1903) in Klausenburg is available at HebrewBooks.org.


An article on the דור רביעי by his youngest son Isaac Glasner which appeared in "Men of the Spirit", edited by Leo Jung, Kymson Publishing Company, New York, 1964, pp. 459-466.


A letter by Avraham Yitzhaq ha-Kohein Kook rebuking the attacks of Rav Moshe Shmuel Glasner´s Zionism by a splinter group of Sigheter Chasidim in Klausenburg.


An account of the chanukas habayis of the home built by Mr. Harry Fischel for Rav Kook, the Chief Rabbi of Palestine on May 27, 1923. This is from "Forty Years of Struggle for a Principle: The Biography of Harry Fischel" edited by Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein, New York, Bloch 1928. (click here for pdf format)


An article about the דור רביעי by Rav Avishai Elboim from the Shabbat B'Shabbato page of the Zomet Institute website.


An article, Chanukah — The Chag of Torah SheB'al Peh by Rabbi Assaf Bednarsh, Rosh Yeshiva, RIETS which references the introduction to the Dor Revi'i on Masechet Chullin.


Another article  by  Rav Avishai Elboim concerning the דור רביעי's approach to the interaction between physical reality and halacha (English translation).


Selected writings of Rav Akiva Glasner אב"ד of Klausenburg, the דור דורים, the successor of the דור רביעי .


Rav Yuda Tzvi Glasner, a grandson of the דור רביעי , was niftar on 8 AdarI 5765. The Moreshet Glasner website is dedicated to his memory.


A sketch of the דור רביעי by the graphic artist Hermann Struck.


A photograph of the דור רביעי, another photograph and another.

A photograph taken at wedding of the second youngest of the דור רביעי's children, Shaendl, to Avraham (Freddie) Finkelstein.


A photograph taken just prior to the aliya of the דור רביעי to ארץ ישראל.


A response by the Dor Revii to a question by Rav Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook about the kashrut of unusual fowl. (Also cited by Halachic Adventures.)


A Letter written by Rav Aharon Dovid Deutsch (1812-1878), the גורן דוד (Goren Dovid), a noted Hungarian rabbinical scholar who served in Balassagyarmat Rabbinical position for many years. He wrote the letter seeking assistance from the דור רביעי, in government intervention to abolish an unfavorable edict. The responsa גורן דוד were posthumously published by his sons (Paks 1885). Mordechai Snider, a collector of sifrei kodesh, a great grandson of both the גורן דוד and the דור רביעי , bought this letter at an auction.


The kevorim of the Dor Revii and the Rabbanit Zivya bat haRav Yehuda Leib ben Yehuda from Butsham on Har HaZetim.


Pictures of prominent Hungarian Rabbis.


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