Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Baruch Dayan HaEmes: RIETS Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Yosef Weiss ZT"L

From RRW

I join with his other talmidim in mourning the passing of my Yoreh Dei'ah Rebbe - RRW
The Yeshiva University - Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary Family mourns the passing besavya tova of our Rosh Yeshiva and chaver,

Rabbi Yosef Weiss, ZT"L
אברהם יוסף בן חיים ישעי

Husband of Rebbetzin Miriam Weiss.
Father of Hershel, Chaim Yeshayah, Shamshon, Rivka Taub, Rochel Gottesman, and the late Esther Alster, a”h.
Grandfather and Great-grandfather.
Son-in-law of long-time president of the Breuers KAJ Kehilla in Washington Heights, Dr. Raphael Moller z"l.

Hespedim took place on Monday in the Glueck Beit Midrash in Yeshiva.  Recordings are available here.

Shiva is being observed at the Weiss home in Manhattan:

473 West End Ave (@ 83rd St.)
New York, NY
Tel: 212-873-9497
Tuesday Mincha at 4:10 PM
Wednesday and Thursday Shacharis at 7:15 AM
Minchah 4:20 PM

Born in Hungary in 1920, Rabbi Weiss immigrated to America with his family as a young child. Rabbi Weiss graduated from Yeshiva University High School, Yeshiva College, and received his semicha from RIETS as a student of Rabbi Moshe Soloveitchik. He was a world renowned Talmid Hacham and Rosh Yeshiva. He began his teaching career at YU as early as 1938, when he delivered Rav Moshe Soloveichik’s Chazara shiur. Rabbi Weiss was the Perez F. and Frieda Friedberg Chair in Talmud at RIETS. In the mid-1960s, Rav Weiss took the helm of Kehillas Moriah on the Upper West Side and quickly became one of the community’s leading poskim. (Read more here.)

May Hashem comfort the family among all those who mourn for Zion and Yerushalayim.

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