Petirah of Rav Dovid Yarmush ZATZAL


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candle17.gifRav Dovid Yarmush ZATZAL, patriarch of Yeshiva Derech Chaim, was Niftar on Wednesday evening of a stroke at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Reb Dovid was the father-in-law of the two Roshie Yeshiva of Derech Chaim, Rabbi Yisrael Plutchok Shlita and Reb Mordechai Rennert Shlita. He was affectionately know to hundreds of Derech Chaim talmidim as “The Shver”. He was the longest standing member of the Derech Cham Kollel. He had been there since his retirement over thirty years ago.

He is survived by his wife Malka, four daughters, Sorscher, Plutchok, Rennert, Roseman two sons Reb Yitzchok, a rebbe in Derech Chaim and Reb Yehoshua a rebbe in Yeshiva of Spring Valley, hundreds of grandchildren and great grandchildren in Amreica and Eretz Yisrael, and hundreds of Derech Chaim Talmidim.

The Levaya will take place on Thursday at Shomrei Hachomos Chapels in Boro Park at 12:00PM.


  1. Boruch dayan emes.
    The Shver was a constant presence at the yeshiva for many years.
    When the yeshiva moved to the new building I remember how happy he was to set up his shtender in his own niche on the side of the bais medrash as his makom. He was zoche to have sons, sons-in-law and grandchildren who are rabeim, roshei yeshiva and mechanchim. Those of us who learned in the yeshiva and in their shiurim were fortunate to have them as our rabeim. His daughters are also heavily involved in the yeshiva, as years of bochurim who enjoyed their cooking know. His second career in the kolel following retirement is one that can be emulated by baal habatim who didn’t have the opportunity to learn full-time at a younger age. He will be missed by all current and former talmidim of the yeshiva.

  2. a Hadras Ponim full of Kedusah, a loss for all Klal Yisroel. May he be mailitz yosher for all of klal yisroel at this time trying time of the year for us.

  3. The shver was an amazing person. Always with a smile and had a tremendous simchas hachayim. I always felt like he was so interested in what was going on in my life, even though I was just one of the 150 bochurim (and later on) or yungerman. I wouldn’t be surprised if everybody felt the same way! When I was in Yeshiva, he was known by both titles “The Shver” and “Zayde Yarmush”. I had the zchus to visit him pretty often and I marveled at how he always had a good word to say to people when they came to visit him.
    May he be a mailitz yosher for his family and extended family.

  4. He used to sit in his grandsons Second Seder shiur surrounded by a bunch of 19 year olds and learn just like another bochur in the shiur. He kept an eye on the bochurim who were far from home to make sure they were dressed properly and would ask to make sure they had enough food to eat. He had his special seat in the Beis Medrash and he is punctuality and hasmodah was an inspiration to the buchorim. May he be a Mailitz Yosher for all his family and to the Yeshiva.

  5. Shiva for the Yarmush Family

    The family will be sitting Shiva at the home of Rabbi and Rebbetzin Rennert 524 East 3rd Street (Between Cortelyou Rd. and Avenue C). Phone: (718) 436-2694.

    Mrs. Mildred Yarmush, Rabbi Yitzchok Yarmush, Rebbetzin Plutchok, Rebbetzin Rennert, Rebbetzin Rosenman and Mrs. Sorscher are sitting shiva. Rabbi Yehoshua Yarmush will return on Sunday from accompanying the aron to Eretz Yisrael and will also sit shiva at the Rennert home.

    Z’manei Tefila during shiva: Shacharis – 7:30 a.m., Mincha – 1:45 p.m., Maariv – 9:30 p.m.