One of Klal Yisrael’s foremost Poskim, HaRav HaGaon R’ Asher Weiss, the Av Beis Din and Rosh HaKollel from Eretz Yisrael, recently completed his week long tour in the U.S., delivering Shiurei Torah throughout the Tri-State area. The Rav’s itinerary was arranged by his close talmid R’ Shay Schachter, Rosh Bais Medrash of the Young Israel of Woodmere.
The variety of communities visited by the Rav speaks to the tremendous derech eretz and kavod that all streams of Klal Yisraol share for the Rav, ranging from a Bioethics Shiur presented through the viewpoint of Halacha to over 200 doctors at Maimonides Medical Center, to various Kollels in Boro Park and Lakewood giving Shiurim on Hilchos Pesach. The Rav spent Shabbos in Woodmere, sponsored by Tuvia and Barbara Levkovich amongst other Mishpochos in the community, where he gave a fascinating Shiur on Pikuach Nefesh and addressed various delicate shailos that are presented to him as the official Posek of Shaarei Tzedek Hospital in Yerushalayim. Each of the shiurim over Shabbos attracted close to a thousand people from across the Five Towns.
All who attended the Rav’s shiurim across these various communities were able to appreciate the sensitivity and compassion that the Rav brings in issuing Psakim on these especially important matters.