FULL VIDEO: Levaya of HaRav Avrohom Chaim Levin ZATZAL, Rosh Yeshiva Telshe Chicago

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YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Hagaon HaRav Avrohom Chaim Levin ZATZAL, the Rosh HaYeshiva of Telshe in Chicago. He was 90.

Rav Levin served for decades as a member of the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah of Agudath Yisroel of America and the Chairman of Torah Umesorah Vaad Roshei Yeshivos.

He founded the branch of Telshe Yeshiva in Chicago nearly 60 years ago along with HaRav Chaim Schmeltzer ZATZAL at the behest of the Telsher Rosh Yeshiva of Cleveland, HaRav Chaim Mordechai Katz ZATZAL. HaRav Chaim Dov Keller (Rav Levin’s brother-in-law) joined the Yeshiva around one year later. Telshe Yeshiva has become one of the elite Mekomos Hatorah in the United States, producing thousands upon thousands of legendary Bnei Torah, many whom are Roshei Yeshiva and Rabbonim around the world.

Rav Levin was a Talmid Muvhak of Hagaon HaRav Eli Meir Bloch ZATZAL, the famed Telzer Rosh Yeshiva. He was the son-in-law of Hagaon Harav Mordechai Ginzburg, one of the Mirrer Yeshiva in Brooklyn.

The Levaya will be held at 4:00PM at the Telshe Yeshiva in Chicago, and at 9:15AM Thursday in Lakewood at BMG. The Kevura will be in Eretz Yisroel – arriving on United Flight 84 from Newark Airport. 

Audio Hookup Information for Levaya at 4:00PM Central Wednesday Call (563) 999-1235 No PIN necessary.

[FULL VIDEO & PHOTOS: Lakewood Levaya of HaRav Avrohom Chaim Levin ZATZAL; HaRav Malkiel Kotler Escorts Novominsker Rebbe Into Levaya]

The oldest son and new Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Shmuel Yehuda Levin Shlita

Boruch Dayan HaEmmes…


11 COMMENTS

  1. I defer to others with more connection to speak to his extensive Torah knowledge. I interacted with him in various public forums, conventions, and the like. His anivus and the ne’imus which exuded fromhim were exemplary. His petirah is a loss for Klal Yisroel, not just because of the potch of מיתת צדיקים, but we because we are in desperate need of role models such as he was.

    וכל בית ישראל יבכו את השרפה אשר שרף ה.

  2. Midwesterner

    Thank you for clarifying because the times posted above in the YWN story make no sense whatsoever. It is physically impossible to do a transport like that.

  3. Besides bringing up the question of a Mes flying on a UA flight out of Newark and the non issue of Kohanim flying on such a plane, why is there a need for such a long delay in the burial? Is there not an Inyan to be buried as quick or as soon as possible?

  4. As a talmid of the Rosh Hayeshiva ZTVK”L, I cannot believe that he is gone. He was a true giant, who was a role model in his learning, his davening, and his caring for everyone. His warmth was sincere, and he cared about his talmidim like they were his children. His passing is a huge loss from Klal Yisroel. Yehi Zichroi Baruch.

  5. forshayer do u really think the yeshiva didnt think about that? were we all born yesterday. your valid question should be phrased as why do some circles make the levaya & kevura as quickly as possible, while others are marbeh behesped

  6. I once poured hot soup on his pants while serving at a sheva vrachos. His self control was such that he did not even look up, nor react in any way, lest I be embarrassed!

  7. Forshayer

    Aside for the obvious that for a talmid chochem the kovod hatorah of the l’vaya is also important, you also need to take into account that he was niftar in Chicago and there really aren’t too many options that late in the day following a l’vaya in Chicago. in fact, it’s probably almost safe to say there really isn’t much of a delay in getting to E’Y unless the niftar would have been flown on a chartered plane.

  8. I am not sure that was possible because I am not part of the local chevra Kadisha but I would have thought a short 12-2PM Levaya Chicago time would have been the most appropriate as they could have had enough time to fly the meis from Chicago to Newark & catch the 11:05PM United flight to Eretz Yisroel tonight. I say this because flying in a 4:20PM flight on Thursday afternoon is too risky considering it’s Erev Shabbos.They probably booked this flight as the Elal 1:15PM flight from Newark tommorow afternoon is sold out & tonight’s 11:50PM ElAl flight is also sold out. There were tickets available for tonight’s United flight.