BDE: Rosh Yeshivas Kol Torah HaRav Shalom Povarsky, Z’TL, Is Niftar From COVID-19


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Yeshivas Kol Torah was engulfed in mourning on Motzei Shabbos when the bitter news reached the yeshivah of the petira of HaGaon HaRav Shalom Povarsky, who served as one of the yeshiva’s Roshei Yeshivah for decades.

The Rosh Yeshivah, z’tl, 85, was taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem on Wednesday due to breathing difficulties caused by the coronavirus. His condition deteriorated and at the end of the week, he was sedated and ventilated and on Shabbos, he was niftar.

HaRav Povarsky was born in Europe, the youngest son of the late Rosh Yeshivah HaGaon HaRav Yehoshua Dovid Povarsky, z’tl, Rosh Yeshivas Ponevezh and author of Yeshuas Dovid. When he was four he moved with his parents to Eretz Yisrael.

As a bochur, HaRav Povarsky learned in Ponevezh. After he was married, he served for years as a Rosh Mesivta in Yeshivash Be’er Yaakov before becoming one of the Roshei Yeshivah of Ponevezh.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. No. You don’t “get the flu” or covid from the vaccine. There are very rare serious side effects (so far abut 6 or 7 in the U.S. with over 1 million vaccinations) but not as you suggest.

  2. No, he did not just get the vaccine. He just got Covid. And no, it can’t be from the vaccine, which he did not get. Or even if he did get it. Nobody dies from the vaccine. But here we go with more fake news and attempts to keep ppl. from getting vaccinated…
    And of course the article is inaccurate. He was not the R”Y of Ponovez, his father was. And now, yibadel lechaim tovim v’aruchim, his brother is.

  3. Come on Qanon Greek chorus. Tell us this is fake news. That the rav didnt die. Or died solely to make Trump look bad. Keep negating and trivializing the horrible deaths of so many Jews so Trump doesn’t feel bad. To show your loyalty to the egel hazahav.

  4. @Drmom don’t be ridiculous. He was hospitalized Wednesday. That means he had it before they even started giving the vaccine. Don’t spread dangerous misinformation. Gedolei Yisroel said to get vaccinated.