Gateshead: Sudden Petira of Hagaon HaRav Pesach Eliyahu Falk ZATZAL


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YWN regrets to inform you of the sudden Petira of Hgaon HaRav Pesach Eliyahu Falk ZATZAL, the world-renowned Posek from Gateshead, U.K. He suffered a massive heart attack on Monday. He was 77.

Rav Falk was a talmid, and a Magid Shiur at Gateshead Yeshiva as well as the Bais Chaya Rochel Seminary in Gateshead. He wrote many well-known Seforim including Oz V’hadar Levushah, in English, Modesty: An Adornment for Life, Shailos Utshuvos Machazeh Eliyahu, Zachor V’Shamor, and other Seforim.

His sudden passing is a huge shock and major loss for the U.K. Jewish communities. He had delivered his Halacha Shiur in the Gateshead Yeshiva on Sunday night.

The Levaya is taking place in Gateshead, and the Niftar will be flown to Eretz Yisroel for Levaya and Kevura on Har Hamenuchos. The Levaya left 146 Whitehall Road at 11:45AM and went past Yeshiva Gedola, Shul, Kollel, Seminary and then to Eretz Yisroel.

Boruch Dayan HaEmmes…

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


  1. This has been really shocking news for all of us here in the UK. Rabbi Falk ZT”L was known for his clear to understand and down to earth shiurim in halocho whether in Yeshiva’s or Sem. I remember aswell he was in Manchester for a simcha and spoke to primary boys, it was amazing to see how he brought himself down to their level. It is a MASSIVE loss for all of Klall Yisroel… BD”E

  2. The niftar is being driven south to London for flight to Eretz Yisroel. Car will stop on the way to allow people from Manchester to participate in the levaya. Rabbi Falk zatzal was born in Manchester and often returned to give shiurim as well as to visit family

  3. BD’E -An Odom Godol Ad Me’od! Boki B’Halochoh, emersed in Torah-literally every second, exemplary middos and yiras shomayim….and with all this- the most patient and approachable person you could ever meet, with a sense of humour that made everyone he came in contact with just feel good!
    A tremendous loss for Klall Yisroel!!

    Does anyone know Levayah details for EY????!!!!

  4. Actually, the Old Gateshead Sem has been the first to have Rabbi Falk teaching Halocho, its name being Beis Medrash Lemoros, or JTTC.
    Later on, Bais Chaya Rochel also benefitted from the Niftar’s shiurim, alongside JTTC.
    Yehi Zichro Baruch

  5. Please note; Rabbi Falk gave Shiurim in Gateshead seminary ( Beis Medrash Lemoros) for decades and has inspired generations of students, equipping thousands of homes with clear halocho le’ma’aseh that has hugely impacted future doros .
    Chaval al de’ovdin…

  6. I’m writing an article about rabbi falks ztl for my school newsletter and was wondering if anyone knows roughly how many people joined the Avos ubanim program, which rabbi falks began.