Baruch Dayan Emmes – HaRav Moshe Yaakov Weiss ZT”L


HaGaon HaRav Moshe Yaakov Weiss ZT”L, 88, the Gavaad N’vei Achiezer Bnei Brak was niftar early erev Shabbos, in Mayanei HaYeshua Hospital in Bnei Brak. The Gavaad was admitted to the hospital with a cardiac arrhythmia earlier in the week along with a local infection in a leg.

The rav zt”l was born in Satmar, Hungary, to HaGaon Rav Avraham Tzvi Weiss, who was the Gavaad N’vei Achiezer. His father was the first rav of the N’vei Achiezer neighborhood and he held that position until his petira in 5739. The post was then assumed by the niftar.

The niftar was among the greats of Hora’ah and some of the Torah giants sent their talmidim to him for Hora’ah, including the Imrei Chaim of Viznits, the Klausenberg Rebbe, and the Rav of Ponevezh. The Sanzer-Klausenberg Rebbe received smicha from the niftar as did HaRav Yisrael Hager of Vishnitz along with many others.

His sons include HaRav Yitzchak Yeshayahu Weiss, Rosh Beis Hora’ah N’vei Achiezer; and HaRav Aaron Weiss, Rosh Yeshiva Spinka in the USA.

The levaya began at 13:00 from the Heichal Avraham Tzvi Beis Medrash in the N’vei Achiezer neighborhood in Bnei Brak and kvura was in the Ponevezh Beis HaChaim.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)