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Levaya of Hagon HaRav Yitzchok Finkel ZATZAL, Brother Of Rosh HaYeshiva Of Mir Yerushalayim

Levaya of Hagon HaRav Yitzchok Finkel ZATZAL, Brother Of Rosh HaYeshiva Of Mir Yerushalayim
YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Hagon HaRav Yitzchok Finkel ZATZAL, son of Hagon HaRav Nosson Tzvi Finkel ZATZAL, and YBLC"T the brother of Hagon HaRav Eliezer Yudel Finkel Shlita, the Rosh yeshiva of Mir Yerushalayim. He was Niftar on Thursday evening after suffering from a terrible illness R"L. He was 43 years old, and leaves behind a wife and seven children - the youngest is only two and a half. The Levaya is taking place tonight (Thursday) at 11:30PM - from Shamgar to the ...
(1 opinions  |   February 19 )

PHOTOS: Thousands Attend Levaya Of Hagon HaRav Elchonon Halpern ZATZAL

PHOTOS: Thousands Attend Levaya Of Hagon HaRav Elchonon Halpern ZATZAL
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Thousands of people attended the Levaya today in London of Hagon HaRav Elchonon (Chuna) Halpern ZATZAL, the Rov of Bais Medrash Bais Shmuel and the Av Bais Din in Golders Green. He was 93 and was surrounded by his family members at the Royal London Hospital. Born in Czechoslovakia (today Slovakia), he was a descendant of the Sanzer Rebbe, the Divrei Chaim. At the age of 14, he wrote to the Rogatchover Gaon, Rabbi Yosef Rosin, who in return titled him "Harav ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 18 )

Levaya Of HaRav Aron Florans ZATZAL, One of The Last 'Alter Mirrers'

Levaya Of HaRav Aron Florans ZATZAL, One of The Last 'Alter Mirrers'
YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of HaRav Aron Florans ZATZAL, who was one of the last "Alter Mirrer", the title given to those who learned in the Mirrer Yeshiva in Poland, and who miraculously survived the hands of the Nazis YMS by fleeing with the entire Yeshiva to Shanghai, China. He was also Zoche to have studied under Hagon HaRav Elchonon Wasserman HY"D. Born in Baronovitch in 1919, Reb Aron studied for three years by R' Elchonon in Baronovitch, and from there he studied in the ...
(5 opinions  |   February 18 )

Petira Of 5-Year-Old Terror Victim Adele Biton A"H

Petira Of 5-Year-Old Terror Victim Adele Biton A
YWN regrets to inform you of the tragic Petira of five-year-old Adele Biton A"H, who was critically injured in a vehicular accident that occurred as a result of a rock-throwing attack in Shomron. She was a passenger in her mothers vehicle which was bombarded with rocks by Arabs near Ariel in Shomron. Her mom lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the rear of a truck parked on the side of the road. After 18-months of operations and hospitalization, Adele was permitted to return ...
(7 opinions  |   February 17 )

Levaya Of Mrs. Gilda Kaufman A"H, Mother Of Rosh HaYeshiva Of Waterbury HaRav Aharon Kaufman Shlita

Levaya Of Mrs. Gilda Kaufman A
YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Mrs. Gilda Kaufman A"H, the mother of the Rosh HaYeshiva of Waterbury, Harav Ahron Kaufman shlita, Mrs. Cindy Greenspan, and R' Yehoshua (Jeffery) Kaufman. The Levaya will take place 12:00 PM today (Tuesday), at Shomrei Hadas Chapels, 3803 14th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11218. Shiva will take place at the Greenspan residence, 1910 New York avenue, between Avenues J & K in Flatbush, Brookyln. Boruch Dayan HaEmmes...
(2 opinions  |   February 17 )

Levaya of Rebbitzen Faye Gittel Shisgal A"H - Oldest Daughter Of Hagon HaRav Moshe Feinstein ZATZAL

Levaya of Rebbitzen Faye Gittel Shisgal A
YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Rebbitzen Faye Gittel Shisgal A"H, who was the oldest daughter of the Posek and Gadol HaDor, Hagon HaRav Moshe Feinstein ZATZAL. She was 92-years-old. The Levaya will be held at Mesivta Tifers Yerushalayim (MTJ) on Sunday morning at 11:15AM. The Kevura will take place in Eretz Yisroel. Boruch Dayan HaEmmes...
(Add your opinion  |   February 15 )

Levaya for HaRav Eliezer Shlomo Schick, the Tzaddik of Yavniel ZT"L

Levaya for HaRav Eliezer Shlomo Schick, the Tzaddik of Yavniel ZT
The levaya for the Tzaddik from Yavniel, HaGaon HaRav Eliezer Shlomo Schick ZT”L will being in Yavniel at 8:00PM IL. The levaya will begin at the main beis medrash. Road closures will begin at 6:00PM, so those wishing to attend should arrive early. Organizers explain there will not be hespedim as the rav wishes his actions and words during his life to be his hespedim. From the community the meis will travel in a vehicle for the 1.5km ride to the beis HaChaim in Yavniel in line with the ...
(2 opinions  |   February 08 )

Levaya of Hagon HaRav Yehoshua Schiff ZATZAL; Rosh Yeshiva Bais Shraga In Monsey

Levaya of Hagon HaRav Yehoshua Schiff ZATZAL; Rosh Yeshiva Bais Shraga In Monsey
YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Hagon HaRav Yehoshua Schiff ZATZAL, the longtime Rosh HaYeshiva of Yeshiva Bais Shraga in Monsey. He was 90 years old. Rav Schiff was a son-in-law of Hagon HaRav Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz who was a leader of American Orthodoxy and founder of key institutions such as Yeshiva Torah Vodaath. The Levaya has been scheduled tentatively for 1:00PM Friday afternoon at the Yeshiva on Saddle River Road. The Niftar is scheduled to be taken to Eretz Yisroel ...
(2 opinions  |   February 06 )

Tribute to Harav Yaakov Moshe Rabinowitz

Tribute to Harav Yaakov Moshe Rabinowitz
This past week saw the passing of Rabbi Jacob Rabinowitz, a pioneer in Jewish education for over fifty years. Rabbi Rabinowitz had a long chinuch career as a rebbi at Yeshiva Rabbi Jacob Joseph, a lecturer at Stern College, Dean of Students at YU, Dean of Undergraduate Students at YU-Stern, Dean of Erna Michael College at YU, chairman of the Board of Education of Shulamith for two decades, chairman of the Middlestates Licensing Panel for three decades, member of the board of Ohel, rebbe at ...
(3 opinions  |   February 04 )

Levaya Of Aaron Zvi Sichel Z"L; Chaverim Of Baltimore Member Unit #56

Levaya Of Aaron Zvi Sichel Z
It is with great sadness that Chaverim of Baltimore informs the community of the passing of Aaron Zvi Sichel (Chaverim Unit 56) (Aharon Zvi ben Kalman Lev), beloved son of Mr. & Mrs. Ken Sichel and brother to Ilana and Jared Sichel. The levaya will be held today, Wednesday, February 4 at 1:00pm at Levinson's Funeral Home, 8900 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208 and the kevurah will take place in Eretz Yisroel on Thursday, February 5 at 7:30pm (Israel Time) at Eretz HaChaim Cemetery ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 04 )

Petira Of HaRav Yaakov Moshe Magid ZATZAL

Petira Of HaRav Yaakov Moshe Magid ZATZAL
YWN regrets to inform, you of the Petira of HaRav Yaakov Moshe Magid ZAZTAL of Montreal. Rav Magid was one of the few remaining "Alter Mirrer", the title given to those who studied in the Mirrer Yeshiva in Poland, and who survived the hands of the Nazis YM"S by fleeing with the entire Yeshiva through Siberia to Kobe, Japan, and on to Shanghai, China. He lived until recently in Montreal. He passed away in Toronto at the home of his son Rev Hershel. The Levaya took place on Sunday at ...
(15 opinions  |   February 02 )

BDE: Two IDF Soldiers Killed in Hizbullah Attack

BDE: Two IDF Soldiers Killed in Hizbullah Attack
16:25: It is now permitted to report that two IDF soldiers were killed in the Hizbullah rocket attack that struck an IDF vehicle near the northern border. One of the fallen was a company commander and the second a soldier seated at his side. Their identities to be announced when cleared by the IDF Spokesman. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
(4 opinions  |   January 28 )

TRAGEDY IN ERETZ YISROEL: Grandaughter Of HaRav Shalom Arush Killed In Serious Crash; Son And Daughter-In-Law In Serious Condition

TRAGEDY IN ERETZ YISROEL: Grandaughter Of HaRav Shalom Arush Killed In Serious Crash; Son And Daughter-In-Law In Serious Condition
A tragedy R”L in Eretz Yisrael as a family returning from a yahrzeit event in southern Israel for the Baba Sali ZT"L was involved in an accident near Kibbutz Gavim, on Route 34. The 18-month-old granddaughter of HaRav Shalom Arush, Feiga Chana A"H, was R"L killed in the crash. His son, Rav Shimon Arush is in serious condition as is his Rebbetzin. Feiga Chana A"H was pronounced dead upon arrival in Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. Her father, 28, and mother, 25, are listed in serious ...
(9 opinions  |   January 25 )

BORUCH DAYAN HAEMMES: Petira of Hagon HaRav Chaim Epstein ZATZAL; Rosh Yeshiva Zichron Melech [UPDATED 4:00PM]

BORUCH DAYAN HAEMMES: Petira of Hagon HaRav Chaim Epstein ZATZAL; Rosh Yeshiva Zichron Melech [UPDATED 4:00PM]
YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Hagon HaRav Chaim Epstein ZATZAL, the Rosh Yeshiva of Zichron Melech in Brooklyn. He was 79 years old. One of the leading Gedolim in the United States, HaRav Epstein is one of the most prominent talmidim of Hagon Harav Ahron Kotler, ZATZAL. He served as Rosh Yeshivah for over 42 years, in which time he taught thousands of talmidim. In addition to his expertise as a maggid shiur, HaRav Epstein is renowned for his impassioned mussar ...
(5 opinions  |   January 21 )

TRAGEDY IN THE CATSKILLS: Two-Year-Old Child Drowns In Bathtub R"L

TRAGEDY IN THE CATSKILLS: Two-Year-Old Child Drowns In Bathtub R
A 2-year-old child R"L drowned in a bathtub in the Catskills Tuesday morning. Sources tell YWN that the incident happened in Loch Sheldrake around 11:00AM. The child was rushed to Catskill Regional Medical Center where he was R"L pronounced dead. The family is reportedly from out of town who had traveled to a winterized home in the Catskills for vacation. Misaskim is working with the local Coroner, the Sullivan County Sheriff Department and the NY State Police to ensure proper Kavod HaNiftar ...
(1 opinions  |   January 20 )

TRAGEDY: R' Dovid Winiarz Z"L Of Staten Island R"L Killed In 'Ice-Storm Crash' In Maryland

TRAGEDY: R' Dovid Winiarz Z
The Staten Island Frum community of Willowbrook is in shock Sunday morning, upon learning of the tragic Petira of Reb Dovid Winiarz Z"L. As YWN had reported earlier, R' Dovid was involved in a serious crash in Maryland early Sunday morning, during the ice storm which paralyzed the tri-state area. A Misaskim spokesperson tells YWN that the accident happened on Route 23 and High Point Road in Hartford Maryland. Three other occupants of the vehicle - reportedly all residents of New Jersey - ...
(24 opinions  |   January 18 )