Levaya Of HaRav Sholom Shachne Zohn ZATZAL; One Of Last Remaining People Who Saw The Chofetz Chaim

(Thursday, December 20th, 2012)

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YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of HaRav Sholom Shachne Zohn Zohn ZATZAL, at the age of 102.

Rav Zohn, was one of the last remaining people to have been Zoche to see the Chofetz Chaim, and to receive Semicha from HaRav Boruch Ber Leibowitz ZATZAL.

Rav Zohn, served as a Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Torah Vodaas in Brooklyn for 30 years. Rav Zohn then moved to Yerushalayim, where he was the Rosh Kollel of Kollel Kodshim Vtaharos for close to forty years.

As a Bochur, Rav Zohn studied in Europe at the Yeshivos of Kaminetz (where he received his Semicha), and then at the Mirrer Yeshiva.

A few years ago, Rav Zhon related that he had a dream in which the chofetz chaim came to him and told him that, he should let it be known throughout the world that the Geulah is near, and we all must prepare for the redemption.

[See video below]

This is the text of what he says: חלום חלמתי וראיתי החפץ חיים זצ”ל והוא אמר לי לפרסם בעולם כי הגאולה קרובה וצריכים להיות מוכן לגאולה

Chalom chalamti, v’ra’isi hachafetz chaim zatzal vehu amar li lifarsem ba’olam ki hageulah kerova v’tzrichim lihiyos muchan l’geulah 

I had a dream, and I saw the Chafetz Chaim, and he said to me to make known in the world that the Redemption is close, and it is necessary to be ready for the redemption.

Among his five children is Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, the noted Askan and Osek Bitzrchei Tizbur, who has been the Director of the Chevra Kadisha of the Vaad Harabanim of Queens for decades.

The Levaya will be leaving from his home in Yerushalayim (Ezras Torah) on Rechov Even Ha’azel to Har Hazeisim at 9:30PM.

Boruuch Dayan Haemmes…

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4 Comments

  1. Ezra Hanon says:

    Haval al deavdin vela mishtakechin

    Unfortunately – we’ve suffered the loss of too many Gedolim this year.

  2. amichai says:

    baruch dayan haemes

  3. lazerc says:

    bd”h, a special person

  4. Rabbi Perfect says:

    Baruch Dayan Ha’Emet, I met him last year, got a bracha from him, I actually saw him lighting his Hanukkah candles. Amazing site. I can’t believe it…

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