Petira of Rabbi Dr. A.J. Twerski ZT”L, Niftar From COVID-19 In Eretz Yisroel


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YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Rabbi Dr. A.J. Twerski – beloved author, Talmid Chacham, and psychiatrist. He was Niftar after contracting COVID-19 last week and had been hospitalized in a a hospital in Eretz Yisroel. He was 90.

Rav Twerski has authored more than 60 Seforim and books, and is a world-renowned expert on addiction who has helped thousands over the years.

Boruch Dayan HaEmmes…

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  1. He had such a warm love for every Jew, no matter the stripes or baggage! If he was a Jew he was holy and precious. I heard he made his life dream of Aliya a number of years ago. May he do in Shamayim for all is Yidin and advocate on our behalf as he’s done during his lifetime here on this world. He will be missed by so many! Just look at his infectious smile in the picture that accompanies this sad news story! My husband and I have heard him speak many times! He was bigger than life! Baruch Dayan Haemmes

  2. Baruch Dayan Emes. Rav Twerski was one of the first whistleblowers of shedding light to substance abuse in the frum community. By bringing an awareness to the issue, he helped the frum community members address it. He will truly be missed.

  3. BDE. He was one of a kind. He wrote, spoke, and helped thousands. He was also part of a Rebbeshe family and gave over so many lessons and stories from his special family. He once said that his greatest achievement was writing the classic niggun for “Hoshia es amecha”, so that all kinds of Jews could dance on Simchas Hatorah. In truth he had many many more achievements. A great loss for klal Yisroel.

  4. Another one in a million coincidence…

    The rabbi Dr, was perfectly healthy, took the first those are vaccine 7 days ago. Fell ill within 24 hours and here we are 7 Days Later!

    This is mass murder under the disguise of vaccine program! especially for elderly! This needs to be stopped immediately, the vaccine is priming people to have advanced inflammatory response when they are exposed to the virus in real life!

    Got to start wondering, Israel lead the world with high vaccination rate, yet most critically ill young and old patients!

  5. @Joshua45, I happen to be a cousin to Dr Twerski and he was not well for a while, please stick to the facts and don’t make stuff up to fit your agenda

  6. BDE. A short article for a great man from such an important dynasty. More to follow we hope.

    @Joshua45 The vaccine along with flu vaccines and the like takes around 2 weeks to take effect.

  7. Joshua45, your statement is not only inaccurate, IT IS TOTALLY FALSE. If you’re going to post facts, verify them first! He did get the first shot, true, but he contracted the virus form first person contact just two days before his second vaccine was scheduled. This is non of our business really. I’m stating it because you commented a total false statement. We were just Menachem Avel and got my info directly from a family member sitting shiva.

  8. 3 Sons, 1 daughter and 2 brothers are sitting shiva.
    1 Brother, Rav Michel is the Rav of the Kehilla in Milwaukee, and sitting there.

    Some family members are sitting in Boro Park.
    Shiva information is on Misaskim