Stories & Memories of R' Dovid Mishulovin

R' Dovid Mishulovin

Rabbi Dovid Mishulovin, a chossid who exhibited mesiras nefesh in the Soviet Union to host an “underground” branch of Tomchei Temimim in his home, and served as a long time shliach in Los Angeles, passed away on Monday night, Asara B’teves, 5782.

He was 92 years old.

Rabbi Dovid Dov Mishulovin was born to his father, Rabbi Eliezer Mishulovin, and his mother, Mrs. Basya Mishulovin, as the eldest son, in 1929 in Vitebsk.

His parents moved to Samarkand when World War II started in 1939 while the Nazis bombed Vitebsk

During his teenage years, most of the chassidim left his hometown of Samarkand. The handful of chassidim who remained flourished thanks to the reopening of the Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim when he and a friend kept the learning of the yeshiva alive under the guidance of Rabbi Eliyahu Levin of Paritch.

In 1953, he married Mrs. Fruma Sarah, the daughter of Rabbi Benzion Moshe Pil from Kharkov.

After his marriage, he lived in the city of Dushanbe – the capital of Tajikistan for about two years. Chazzan Chaim Berl Zalzman also lived there and together they established a secret mikvah in the back wing of the Shul there. After two years, he returned to his home in Samarkand.

In 1971, he and his family immigrated to Eretz Yisroel and settled in Nachlas Har Chabad – where his brother a Mashpia, Rabbi Michoel Misholovin, also lives to this day.

In Eretz Yisroel he occupied himself with Kiruv and with Jewish education, and as a livelihood he would work in the field of sta”m, mainly checking Tefillin.

After a number of years in Eretz Yisroel, he was asked by Rabbi Shlomo Cumin to come as a Shliach and as a Sofer to Los Angeles. In 5739, he emigrated to the United States, and moved on Shlichus to the city of Los Angeles, serving as a chasidishe melamed in the Cheder and Yeshivah Ohr Elchonon Chabad, and per the Rebbes request worked in sta”m.

Baruch Dayan Ha’emes – Dovid Dov ben Eliezer Mishulovin

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