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Levaya of Hagaon HaRav Dov Sternbuch ZATZAL, Brother Of Posek HaRav Moshe Sternbuch

Hagaon HaRav Dov Sternbuch, zt’l, of Bnei  Brak was suddenly niftar on Tuesday afternoon at the age of 96.

HaRav Dov was born in London where he learned in the yeshivah of Rav Moshe Schneider, ztl and was the chavrusa of the Gaon Harav Avrohom Gurwicz, Rosh Yeshivas Gateshead. He was a Talmid Chacham who knew Shas baal peh.

His brother, Hagaon Rav Moshe Sternbuch, said a number of times that “Rav Dov is a bigger Talmid Chacham than me.”

Harav Dov once sent a letter to Harav Chaim Kanievsky asking a shaila if he could request from the tzibur not to stand up for him when he enters shul. Harav Kanievsky answered him that getting up is the tzibur’s mitzvah and he shouldn’t take away their mitzvah.

The levaya will leave from the niftar’s home on Rechov Rebbe Nachman M’Breslov in Bnei Brak at 8 p.m. and at 10:30 p.m. from Shamgar in Jerusalem to Har Hamenuchos.

Boruch dayan HaEmmes…

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)

3 Responses

  1. Baruch Dayan Ha’emes! Rabbi Sternbuch taught me chumash in Gateshead Sem. I remember how excited he was about the chumash, he was not a young man and he would jump out of his chair with excitement.

  2. Chaval al de’ovdin…
    Rabbi Sternbuch was a primary Talmid of Rav Dessler and taught generations of students of Gateshead seminary.
    His incredible passion for Chumash was unparalleled and when he gave over the details of the story, it was literally as if he was experiencing it then and there. He famously once responded, when there was some discussion about splitting the first year group into two halves ( meaning that he would have to teach his lesson again), ‘ I am simply unable to teach the Cheit of Odom Ha’rishon twice in one day…’
    His petira is truly the end of an era.

  3. Rabbi Shternbuch taught me chumash in Gateshead Sem. Wow what a holy holy man he was. i always said the way Rabbi Shternbuch spoke about the chumash is how i imagined Avrohom Aveinu to be.
    He was from a different generation. i still him remember his lessons clearly. (from 30 years ago)
    What a loss!!!

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