Petira of Hagaon HaRav Elya Meir Sorotzkin ZATZAL, Rosh Yeshiva of Springfield


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YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Hagaon HaRav Elya Meir Sorotzkin ZATZAL, the Rosh Yeshiva of Springfield Yeshiva in NJ. He was approximately 62.

Rav Sorotzkin took ill a number of years ago, and despite his illness kept delivering Shiurim with great Mesiras Nefesh. Unfortunately he contracted COVID-19 a few weeks ago, and his condition deteriorated until his Petira on Erev Shabbos.

The Rosh Yeshiva was a son of Hagaon HaRav Boruch Sorotzkin ZATZAL, the late Telzer Rosh Yeshiva, and a son-in-law of Hagaon HaRav Shmuel Berenbaum ZATZAL, the late Mirrer Rosh Yeshiva.

Rav Sorotzkin founded Yeshiva Tiferes Boruch in Springfield around 30 years ago. It relocated to North Plainfield NJ a number of years ago.

Together with his incredible Rebbitzen, they devoted their lives to the Yeshiva, being Mechanech thousands of Bochrim over the years.

His Shiurum were legendary, and his Hasmadah another level as he would learn for hours on end.

His brother is Hagaon HaRav Yitzchak Sorotzkin of Lakewood Mesivta, and Hagaon HaRav Binyomin Sorotzkin, a Rosh Kollel in Yerushalayim.

He leaves behind a family of Bnei Torah and Talmidei Chachomim.

Levaya details will be published when they become available.

Bocurh Dayan HaEmmes…

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  1. “kol haolam nizan bsvil chanina bni shechanina beni dai loi mekav kruvin merev shabbos lerev shabbos” the wrold is sustained thru chanina beni becuase he sufficed with a very small shuir of gashmius just to sustain him from erev shabbos lerev shbbos . the shefa of gashmius and ruchiunus that comes to this world from tremendous displayings of wealth to private planes to mansions to fancy cars to expensive kiddeshim come from people that dont take or have anything in this world. there are many different madregios of that statement in the gemara