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Salantai (Salant), Lithuania
|Died||February 10, 1916|
|Burial place||Mount of Olives|
|Occupation||Av Bais Din|
Naftali Amsterdam (1832-1916) was a Lithuanian-born Orthodox rabbi and a leader in the Mussar movement.
Mussar movement role
A student of Rabbi Yisroel Salanter, the Mussar movement's founder, his teacher categorized the roles of three top followers as:
Amsterdam was a rabbi and lived in
- Helsinki, 1867 - 1876
- St. Petersburg, 1876 - 1880
- Lithuania, 1880 - 1906 (Av Bais Din in Novograd)
- Jerusalem, 1906 - 1916. He moved to Israel shortly after the death of his wife.
He was buried on the Mount of Olives.