London: Rav Zev (Willie) Stern, Z’l, Supporter Of Torah & Yeshivos, Succumbs To The Coronavirus

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Rav Zev (Willie) Stern, z’l, a renowned supporter of Torah and yeshivos and resident of the Chareidi community in London, passed away from the coronavirus on Friday at age 86.

Rav Stern’s son is currently in critical condition and is need of tefillos: Moshe Shalom Eliezer ben Shoshan Roisa (משה שלום אליעזר בן שושנה רויזא).

Rav Stern was born in Budapest in 1935 and was deported together with his family to Bergen-Belsen in 1944. The family survived and emigrated to New York in 1952.

Rav Stern moved to London after marrying his wife, a London native, and became a prominent property developer and an eminent supporter of Torah and yeshivos.

Fraida Feldman, a’h, 97, another member of the Chareidi community in London also passed away on Friday from the coronavirus.

Several other residents of the communities of Stamford Hill and Golders Green in London are ill with the coronavirus and are in need of rachamei Shamayim.

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(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)




8 COMMENTS

  1. Baruch Dayan Emes.

    I hope there are no more deaths. I hope the deaths we have already suffered will be enough to convince the selfish people who refuse to practice social distancing to stay home and stay away from other people. hose are the people who think they are smarter than the doctors and Hatzalah, smarter than the CDC and the WHO.

    Or worse, those who believe the warnings but don’t care because they are young and in good health. Newsflash: More than half the patients infected are aged 18-49. There is a 12-year-old girl on a ventilator fighting for her life.

    Think it can’t happen to you?

  2. Willy z”l was someone special, kept our local mosdos alive for many decades, and cared deeply for yiddishkeit. He fully sponsored kosher food in universities for Jewish students and provided social safe place for students. He was a Torah yid and a remnant of a bygone era that is forever lost.

  3. lowerourtuition11210, with all seriousness, I’d rather the Gedolei Hador make yomtov 1 day throughout the globe (as dictated by the Torah) or allow Kitniyos for all frum Jews (as dictated by the Torah). It’ll take me a long time to understand how a Rabbinic ordinance (second day of Yomtov in Chutz L’eretz) pushes off a Torah commandment (Teffilin).

  4. Baruch Dayan Haemet, Very sad to hear this news. We met R. Stern and his family in Hungary at the Lativ Shabbaton in Kisvarda. HaMakom Yenachem Etchem.
    Refua Shelemah for Moshe Shalom Eliezer ben Shoshan Roisa (משה שלום אליעזר בן שושנה רויזא).