Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thousands attend levaya for Rav Chaim Epstein ZT"L in Brooklyn and Lakewood

 Photos of Levaya HERE
Over ten thousand mourners came to pay kavod achron to the Rosh Yeshiva of yeshiva Zichron
Levaya in BMG
Melech  Harav Chaim Leib Epstein zt'l. Following the early morning levaya at yeshiva zichron Melech the Aron was brought o Lakewood and hespedim were held in the bais medrash hayashan of Bais medrash Govoha. It was in this Bais Medrash were Rav Chaim,  a talmid muvhak of Rav Aharon Kotler zatzal learned  for many years as a youngerman.  All botei medrashim of BMG 7th street campus were full to capacity with an overflow crowd standing outside braving the cold despite the freezing temperatures. The Levaya went on for over three hours but started later so not to take away from the sidrei hayeshiva. Divrei hesped were delivered by Rav Malkiel Kotler, Lakewood Rosh ayeshiva, Rav Yerucham Olshin, Rosh yeshiva Bais Medrash Govoha, Rav Mattisyahu Solomom, mashgiach Beth medrash Govoha, Rav Shmuel Kamenetzky, Rosh yeshiva Philadelphia yeshiva, Rav Yehuda Svei, R'Y Philadelphia yeshiva, Rav Aaron Zuckerman, Rav
in Lakewood talmid of Rav Aaron Kotler, Rav Meir Hershkowitz, Rosh yeshiva of  Bais Binyomin, Stamford, Rav Yehuda Jacobs Mashgiach Bais Medrash Govoha and mechutan, Rav Shlomo Feivel Schustal shlita R'Y, Neos Yaakov. The maspidim all emphasized Rav Chaims bikush haemes, his temimus in all areas of Torah, his transmission of mesorah he received from his Rebbe Rav Aaron kotler. His reine daas torah that all bnei yeshiva would turn to for guidance and hadracha. They pointed out his love and caring for each and every yochid, how he was not afraid to speak the truth and say what had to be said. the RY would always speak about keeping away from mosros and gashmiyus. Kvurah took place at the Bais olam in Lakewood.
Levaya in Lakewood of Rav Chaim Epstein zatzal

 yeshiva leit Standing outside of BMG

lining up on 7th street to be melava the aaron

1 comment:

  1. Fotheringay-PhippsJanuary 22, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    Not a big deal in the scheme of things, but the BM Hayashon in BMG was not completed in RAK's lifetime, so it wouldn't be the "Bais Medrash w[h]ere Rav Chaim learned under his rebbe Rav Aharon Kotler zatzal".