Sunday, August 21, 2016

BD'E Rav Yaakov Zelinger Z''TL

Matzav- It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Yaakov Zelinger zt”l, founder and rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Toras Emes Kamenitz. He was in his 60s.
הגאון רבי יעקב יצחק זלינגר זצ
Rav Zelinger was a noted marbitz Torah, who led his outstanding yeshiva for decades, first in Boro Park, on 56th Street between 16th and 17th Avenues, and then after it moved to Flatbush to its current building at the corner of Avenue N and East 19th Street.

For years, Rav Zelinger resided on Locust Hollow Drive in Monsey, NY, where he was among the founders of Cong. Bais Eliyahu, which is named after his son, Eliyahu z”l, who was a talmid of Yeshiva Ohl Torah when he passed away in a tragic car accident on Purim in Monsey. Rav Zelinger later moved to Brooklyn, NY.

With great devotion, Rav Zelinger dedicated his efforts to Yeshiva Toras Emes, carrying the burden of its operation and ensuring that it instilled a pure and unadulterated chinuch to generations of talmidim.

Rav Zelinger was an outstanding baal chesed, with a huge, caring heart. He extended himself in any way he could to assist people, both parents of his yeshiva and others, materially, financially, or otherwise.

Rav Zelinger leaves behind his rebbetzin and a family of bnei and bnos Torah following in his ways.

The levayah will take place today at 1 p.m. at the yeshiva building, at the corner of Avenue N and East 19th Street, after which the aron will be flown from JFK International Airport to Eretz Yisroel for kevurah there.

Yehi zichro boruch

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