Petira of HaRav Yosef Rotman Z”L of Meah Shearim


Baruch Dayan HaEmmes: HaRav Yosef Rotman Z”L, from the Ungarin neighborhood of Meah Shearim, was niftar on Shabbos in Hadasah Ein Kerem Hospital at the age of 70.

The niftar was born in Yerushalayim to Rav Nosson Meir Rotman Z”L and was a son-in-law of Rav Moshe Ehrenthal ZT”L.

The niftar davened in the local shteiblach and had a regular Shabbos minyan in the Stern Shteibel. Along with his brother, he was the ‘balan’ of the Meah Shearim mikve, a position he fulfilled with mesirus nefesh.

He was known for his strict adherence to mitzvos, his simchas chaim, and his modesty. He was also known to be a talmid chacham and learned in Kollel Chassidei David in the home of Ravaad Eida Chareidis HaGaon HaRav Yaakov Yisrael Fisher ZT”L.

He is survived by 12 children.

The levaya was held on motzei Shabbos at 11:30PM from Beit Knesset Ohel Sara at 9 Chevras HaShas Street in Meah Shearim to Har Menuchos for kvura.

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(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)