Wednesday, August 3, 2016

BD'"H Harav Moshe Chodosh ZT"L Rosh Yeshivah, Yeshivas Ohr Elchanan

Hamodia- YERUSHALAYIM - The Torah world was plunged into mourning early Wednesday afternoon,
Harav Moshe Chadash ZTL (Flash 90}
upon learning of the petirah of Hagaon Harav Moshe Mordechai Chadash, zt”l, Rosh Yeshivah, Yeshivas Ohr Elchanan in the Hadasah Ein Karem hospital in Yerushalayim. Harav Chadash, 75, was niftar after a several month illness. The Rosh Yeshivah was hospitalized over the last months. The name of the Rosh Yeshivah, Harav Moshe Mordechai ben Tziviah Leah, was on the lips of his many talmidim ever since he was hospitalized, but, alas, the gezeirah was sealed. When the news reached the yeshivah, the paroches was pulled aside, as a sign of mourning. Harav Moshe Mordechai was born in Kislev 5701/1940, in Yerushalayim. His father was the noted Mashgiach, Harav Meir Chadash, zt”l, who served as Mashgiach in Yeshivas Chevron. His mother,
Rebbetzin Tziviah Leah, was the daughter of Harav Naftali Menachem Hutner, Rav in Eishishok, Lithuania, and Rebbetzin Kreina, the sister of Harav Moshe Mordechai Epstein, Rosh Yeshivah, Knesses Yisrael in Slabodka and later in Chevron – after whom Moshe Mordechai was named. In his formative years, Reb Moshe Mordechai learned in Yeshivas Chevron, where he forged a close relationship with the Roshei Yeshivah. When he came of age, Reb Moshe Mordechai married, tblch”t, Rebbetzin Sarah, the daughter of Harav Yehoshua Dov Lapin, zt”l, who was the son-in-law of Harav Chizkiyahu Yosef Mishkovsky, zt”l, a leading member of Vaad HaYeshivos. In 5739/1979, Hagaon Harav Simcha Wasserman, zt”l, the son of Hagaon Harav Elchanan Wasserman, Hy”d, who founded Yeshivas Ohr Elchanan, named for his father, in Los Angeles, came to Eretz Yisrael, with the intent to establish a similar yeshivah. Harav Moshe Mordechai Chadash was entrusted with the position of Rosh Yeshivah. From a small building in Ezras Torah, the yeshivah is housed today in an impressive building in Yerushalayim’s Romema neighborhood, and has, over the years, opened several yeshivos ketanos across Eretz Yisrael. Harav Chadash, asides for tending to the network of yeshivos, held close contact with the bachurim of all yeshivos. He lived in the yeshivah building in Romema, to be near to the talmidim. Aside for the yeshivos that he led, Reb Moshe Mordechai also opened an institute that reprinted and expounded on the works of Reb Elchanan Wasserman, Hy”d. They also published Marei Mekomos on numerous masechtos, which are used in many yeshivos. He was noted for his shiurim, delivered in the Chevron derech halimmud, and not less for his deep sichos. Reb Moshe Mordechai’s heartfelt tefillos were renowned, and many alumni would daven in the yeshivah on the Yamim Noraim, to be inspired by his tefillos. In recent months, Reb Moshe Mordechai was hospitalized after being diagnosed with a serious illness. Throughout the months, his talmidim held special learning sessions for his refuah as well as many atzaros tefillah. One time, after being discharged from hospital, Reb Moshe Mordechai was able to deliver a shiur klali at the yeshivah, despite his weak state. After that shiur, the Rosh Yeshivah thanked the talmidim for davening on his behalf and for the special learning sessions they undertook for his refuah. Earlier this week, his condition took a turn for the worse and he was rushed back to the Hadasah Ein Karem hospital in Yerushalayim, where he was niftar Wednesday in the presence of family members and talmidim. Related Harav Moshe Chadash Delivers Shiur in Yeshivah Tefillos on Behalf of Harav Moshe Mordechai Chadash Hagaon Harav Dov Tzvi Karelenstein, zt”l; Rosh Yeshivah, Yeshivas Grodna Hagaon Harav Chaim Shlomo Leibowitz, zt”l, R”Y; Yeshivas Ponevezh, Yeshivas Kamenitz Harav Mordechai Krausz, Zt”l, Rosh Yeshivas Ohr Hachaim The levayah of the Rosh Yeshivah will be held late Wednesday afternoon, from Yeshivas Ohr Elchanan, en route to Har Hamenuchos, where the Rosh Yeshivah will be buried near the kever of his father, Harav Meir Chadash, zt”l. The Rosh Yeshivah is survived by, lhbch”l, Rebbetzin Sarah, his children Harav Chaim Aryeh; Mrs. Michal Weinfeld; Harav Yitzchak; Mrs. Bat Sheva Cohen; Harav Dovid Shimon; Mrs. Yael Chanah Rottenberg; Harav Yehoshua Dov and Harav Elchanan, many grandchildren and thousands of talmidim and alumni. He is also survived by his brothers, Harav Aharon Chadash, Mashgiach in Yeshivas Mir; Harav Naftali Chadash, Mashgiach in Yeshivas Ohr Elchanan; Harav Yosef Chadash, and a sister, Rebbetzin Shulamit Ezrachi, the wife of Hagaon Harav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi, Rosh Yeshivah, Yeshivas Ateres Yisrael. Yehi zichro baruch.

1 comment:

  1. May G_d decree that Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Chadash ZTL has permission to stand before the divine throne and intercede on behalf of all Jews, especially those Jews who believe in Torah.

    Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski MD taught:

    “Lust should be directed toward love for G_d, hate toward despising evil, envy toward aspiring to the achievements of those who have acquired knowledge and wisdom.”

    MICROBIOGRAPHY: Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski MD is a Chassidic Rabbi and founder and Director of the Gateway ehabilitation Center. He was born in 1930 CE and traces his ancestry to the Baal Shem Tov, founder of the Chassidic movement. He wrote more than 60 books. His web site is: www dot AbrahamTwerski dot com. His channel on YouTube is named AbrahamTwerski.

    SOURCE: Let Us Make Man (chapter 17, page 78) by Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski MD, year 1987, ISBN-13: 978-0933711013 ISBN-10: 0933711018