Tuesday, January 13, 2015

BD"H Hagaon Rav Hillel Zaks ZT'L Rosh yeshiva Knesses HaGedolah, grandson of the Chofetz Chaim

Rav Hillel Zaks ZT"l
The yeshiva world mourns with the passing of hagaon Rav Hillel zaks zatzal grandson of the Chofetz Chaim and Rosh yeshiva of Knesses hagedolah im Modiin Illit. The Rosh yeshiva was 83 years old he passed away at the Maaynei yeshuah hospital in Bnei Brak. The Levaya will go out from his yeshiva at 5:00 pm.
(Photos of Levaya below.)

Rav Yitzchok Sheiner at the Levaya
Levaya Rav Hillel Zaks ZT'l
Rav Hillel as he was know in the Torah world, was born in Radin to his father rav Mendel and Rebbetzin Faiga zaks daughter of the Chofetz Chaim .  He came to America as a young boy at the age of 9. He learned under Rav Moshe Feinstein at Mesivta Tiferes yerushalyim and in Torah Vodaas under Rav Shlomo Heiman and Rav Reuvein Grozovsky. He then went to Lakewood and learned under Rav Aharon Kotler in bais Medrash Govoha. He was a chavrusah of Rav Shneur Kotler Zatzal and Yibadl Lechaim he learned bechavrusah with Rav Shmuel Kamenetzky Rosh Yeshiva of Philadelphia.

Rav Shmuel Auerbach maspid
After his marriage he moved to Eretz yisrael and was appointed a Rosh Yeshiva in Chevron, In 1996 he opened his yeshiva in Modiin. Rav Hilel was known for his deep shiurim and his vast knowledge and bekius in Kol hatorah kolah. He taught his talmidim the Slabodka derech in Mussar and gadlus haadam. He leaves over children Talmmidei chachomim and many Talmidim who continue in his ways. He is survived by his brothers, Rav Yisroel Meir Zaks of Flatbush and Rav Yaakov Yehoshua Zaks; his sons, Rav Yitzchok Zev Zaks, Rav Yisroel Meir Zaks, Rav Aharon Zaks, Rav Tzvi Hirsch Zaks, Rav Dovid Zaks, and Rav Menachem Mendel Yosef Zaks; and his sons-in-law, Rav Chaim Mann and Rav Tzvi Wilensky. His son Rav Yitzchok Zev known as Rav Itzaleh will take over at the helm of the Yeshiva.

1 comment:

  1. Did all Novominsker Chassidim walk out when Hagoan Rav Shmuel Shlita spoke....?