Rabbi Avraham “Romi” Cohn, noted mohel, Holocaust survivor, and author, is critically ill with the new coronavirus.
Rabbi Cohen was born in Czechoslovakia in 1929. During the Holocaust, he joined a group of partisans, later chronicling his experiences in a memoir “The Youngest Partisan: A Young Boy Who Fought the Nazis.”
Rabbi Cohn, who had homes in Boro Park and Staten Island, was a prolific mohel. Many of his brisos were on Russian children and adults.
He was close to the Ribnitzer Rebbe, zy”a, and wrote a biography on the Rebbe.
On January 29, 2020, Staten Island Congressman Max Rose invited Rabbi Cohen, also a Staten Island resident, to deliver the House Opening prayer in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation.
Klal Yisrael is asked to daven for the refuah sheleimah of Avraham ben Malkah, besoch she’ar cholei Yisrael.