Baruch Dayan Emmes: Hagon HaRav Yaakov Galinsky ZATZAL; Famed Magid From Bnei Brak [UPDATED]


candle914The announcement has just come from Mayanei HaYeshua Hospital in Bnei Brak of the petira of HaGaon HaRav Yaakov Galinsky ZT”L, the Maggid Meisharim.

The rav was born in Poland in תרפ”א to Rav Avrohom Tzvi ZT”L and learned in Beis Novhardok Bialystok. The rav was very close to the Chazon Ish and the Steipler ZT”L, and worked tirelessly to assist talmidei yeshiva.

The levaya of Rav Galinsky ZT”L, 94, will begin at 19:30 from Chidushei HaRim Street in Bnei Brak, passing the Lederman Shul and then continue to the Ponevezh Beis HaChaim.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. Baruch Dayan HaEmes

    What a tragedy-& loss- we caused cause we cant get our act together & do teshuva WHAT ARE WE ALL WAITING FOR? has klal yisroel gotten the message from Hashem-waiting for us to start doing teshuva-have YOU done anything yet? how many more tragedies & Tzaddikim will it take C”V before we wake up & start doing teshuva? OVER 20 GEDOLEI HADOR have passed away within the past year R”L. HOW MANY MORE DO WE NEED TO LOSE C”V to let hashem know that we get the message for klal yisroel to start doing teshuva ASAP?

    note:lots of the gedolim this past year were niftar R”L in the 70′s or 80′s this was not enough to wake us up to teshuva

    wish we would wake up and see the message from Hashem to start doing teshuva, so we would stop losing our leaders & guidance in klal yisroel.

    LAST 5 RECENT GEDOLEI HADOR NIFTAR (over less then a month time & at young ages)
    Rabbi Shimon Cohen of Ashdod ZT”L,-Rosh Yeshivas Torah Ohr-December 8 2013-67

    HaRav Binyamin Batzri ZT”L-Rosh Yeshivat Beit Yosef & Rabbi of Kiryat Chareidis-December 16 2013-57

    the Sokolover-Kotzker Rebbe, Rav Mendel Meir Morgenstern zt”l, -December 23 2013-92

    Rav Asher Zelig Rubenstein zt”l,-rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Toras Simcha in Yerushalayim-December 29 2013-71.

    Rav Ephraim Greenblatt zt”l, the Revivos Ephraim-renowned senior posek and longtime rov of Memphis, Tennessee.-January 3, 2014-81

    Look at their ages & how we are losing our Gedolim constantly

    May all of Klal yisroel start doing teshuva NOW-before tragedy strikes again C”V-& THEN mashiach will come b’karov

    May His neshama have an aliya

  2. To the yungerleit…
    How do you know that when a Godol is niftar at an old age its a sign from Hashem that we must do Thsuvah ??? Sad, yes, Thsuvah…why ??? WE dont find that the yidden did any Thsuvah when Moshe Rabenu was niftar. Whats your source ?
    I would say “Aderraba” the mere fact that Hashem has given us such a person for so long is a good sign. Its a sign we appreciated his teachings and we learned from him. What do you expect , that he should live forever ?