BDE: Petira of HaRav Ezriel Bergman ZT”L, Son of HaRav Meir Tzvi Bergman Shlit”a


YWN regrets to inform you of the sudden Petira of HaRav Ezeriel Bergman ZT”L, the son of Hagaon HaRav Meir Tzvi Bergman shlit”a. He was 70 years old.

He was Niftar just hours after his elderly father arrived in the United States to attend Sunday’s Adirei Hatorah event.

On the orders of his doctors, R’ Meir Tzvi will not be returning to Eretz Yisroel for the levaya. Instead, the rosh yeshiva will be sitting Shiva in Lakewood.

However, due to his son’s petirah, the rosh yeshiva will not be able to attend the Adirei Hatorah event.

R’ Ezriel, an einikel of Rav Shach zt”l, was widely known as a gadol b’torah in his own right. The Chazon Ish was his Sandek.

The levaya is taking place today at Yeshivas Rashbi in Bnei Brak, with kevurah in Elad.

Boruch Dayan HaEmmes…

(YWN World Headquarters- NYC)


  1. “However, due to his son’s petirah, the rosh yeshiva will not be able to attend the Adirei Hatorah event.”

    This ranks up there in the stupid statement category

  2. So let’s get this straight. He’s well enough to fly over to the US for a rally. But he’s not well enough to fly back for his son AH’s Shiva, and he’s not even well enough to be told about his son AH’s Petira???

  3. What’s with all the negativity and picking at things on this comment section?? The fact is Harav Meir Tzvi Bergman Shlita is a great and holy Tzaddik, he knows what the best thing to do in the situation he is in. Baruch Dayan Emes for his son.

  4. Common saychel, even though it’s obvious, the article had to say it.
    Dr. Nat, don’t listen to the other comments but think about it logically. Traveling on a 10 hour flight can be a big strain, even on a younger person. A younger person needs to usually rest up and it would be challenging to immediately fly back on a 10 hour flight, kal vachomer on an older person. There’s a reason why his doctor was asked.
    Of course he was told about it, he tore kria and sat shiva.

  5. Actually what I’m hearing is that he is speaking seems like all things Jewish it happened before and when it comes to such a large gathering of yidden for a cause like this it is done