New York Yeshiva Bochur Buys Bottle Of Wine From Maran HaRav Shteinman ZATZAL


As YWN reported Sunday, a bottle of wine remaining from Maran HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman ZT”L was up for auction by the King David auction house on Monday.

It is described to be wine that Maran prepared himself, and distributed on Purim 5750.

That bottle of wine was purchased by Daniel Samimi, a Yeshiva Bochur from Great Neck, New York.

Daniel, who learns in Yeshiva Yeshivat Tiferet Torah of Monsey, placed the winning bid of $600 for the unique item.

Interestingly, Daniel only learned about the auction when he saw the YWN story on Sunday night.

Daniel tells YWN, he immediately decided to bid on the bottle he considers ‘priceless’ and a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to own an item from the late Gadol Hador. “This is what money is meant to be used for,” he said.

Daniel added that he will be saving the wine (at least for now!)

(Nat Golden – YWN)


  1. First of all, that’s not what “money is meant to be used for”, it’s meant to be used for parnassah, torah learning, helping aniyyim, etc. not for buying souveniers. there’s no mitzvah or anything to own something that was owned by a gadol.
    second, this is some sort of new trend, selling things (some real, some of dubious origin) for geshvollene gelt.

  2. Hey @RebbeYid why hate? You can’t judge maybe it means soemthing for him. He never said he’s doing a mitzvah he just said it’s priceless which I believe is true. Everyone can decide what to do with their money and for him he sees the importance on spending for that item. And he funny pet is he is learning in yeshiva which makes it more special that he went out of his way to buy it when he obviously isn’t working to make a parnassa. You can have all the money in the world but have that negative ‘middah’ Of just sitting behind the computer hating it has no value at all.

  3. This bochur showed some real class. For those of you who don’t think there is any segulah derived from owning a bottle of schnaps (no longer wine) hand bottled by the recently niftar gadol hador, than I look forward to hearing you cry gevalt the next time some mindless yid spends tens of thousand of dollars to charter a private jet to fly some rebbe and his entourage on a “vacation” in Switzerland or hundreds of dollars on a wrinkled esrog previously used by another chashuve rebbe. Its the bochur’s money and he made it the old fashioned way (a gift from his in-laws) so he can spend it any way he wants.

  4. Wow i am shocked of all your pathetic comments. How do you know this bachur didnt allready give to the poor? Your telling me you never spent money on your self for something you enjoyed like a an expensive bottle of wiskey?? Good for him if that makes him happy!

  5. wow, i would have NEVER thought that people would be so negative about the purchase of Rav Steinman ztz”l’s wine!!!
    the bochur probably was saying that instead of buying naarisheh zachen, it’s better to buy such things… This wine does after all have value – ‘shirayim fun de rebbe’
    but yes, i do hear the side of people buying artifacts that belonged to rebbes, some of very dubious origins.
    Reb yid@ have you never hear of the segula of the gartel of the baal shem tov, the kapel of xxx, all these pieces are worth millions!!!

  6. Benny: Thre is a fine line between sarcasm and mindless. I’d like to believe my postins are more in line with the former but you are entitled to post mindless responses. Clearly, not all yungerleit in a Monsey yeshiva have independent incomes which gives them $600 in discretionary funds for such a purchase. If so, all the more impressive but I’d speculate parents/in-laws may be the source of funding.

  7. I’m not sure why there’s any opposition to this guy buying a bottle (or a quarter) from R Aaron Leib’s shirayim. Do you make your feelings known when a friend of your buys any other bottle for $600? Would you rather him spend it on schnitzel sandwiches? Since when do you have a right to comment on how someone else spends their money, anyway? And to suggest it’s worthless is also silly. Have you not heard about people/gedolim owning judaica or ksavim for other gedoli/Rebbes, and believing there’s a significance to them? Get a grip.