Naftali Amsterdam
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Naftali Amsterdam
RabbiNaftali Amsterdam
Born1832 (1832)
Salantai (Salant), Lithuania[1]
DiedFebruary 10, 1916
Burial placeMount of Olives
OccupationAv Bais Din
Parent(s)Shlomo Amsterdam[2]

Naftali Amsterdam (1832-1916)[1] 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)[1]
  • Jerusalem, 1906 - 1916. He moved to Israel shortly after the death of his wife.

He was buried on the Mount of Olives.


  1. ^ a b c "R' Naftali Dov Amsterdam, A.B.D. Novogrod (1832 - 1916)".
  2. ^ "The Personal Stamp of Rabbi Naftali Amsterdam". July 19, 2016. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Musar Movement".

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