It was a difficult morning for the Gur community in Ashdod on Thursday, 23 Cheshvan 5773 upon hearing of the petira of avreich Shlomo Erstein z”l, just four months after his chasanah after he was hit with a systemic bacterial infection.
The niftar was born in תשנ”ב to a prominent family in the Gur chassidus in Ashdod. A number of days ago he was hospitalized in Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer Hospital in Tel Aviv after being diagnosed with the infection. His condition appeared to be improving but on Thursday morning he suffered a systemic collapse of his vital organs.
This is the second tragedy for the family after a sister of the niftar was in a vegetative state for a number of years until she died.
The levaya is set to begin in Ashdod and at 15:00, and then continue from Kollel Nachlas Moshe on Chassidei Gur Street in Bnei Brak to the Kiryat Shaul Beis HaChaim in Tel Aviv.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)