Rabbi Aryeh Finkel, 85, Passes Away

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Rav Aryeh Finkel (seated at right), zt’l, with R’ Dovid Hofstedter
Rav Aryeh Finkel (seated at right), zt’l, with R’ Dovid Hofstedter

Rabbi Aryeh Finkel, the rosh yeshiva at the Mir Brachfeld yeshiva in Modi’in Illit, and member of the Council of Torah Sages, passed away August 9. He was 85.

A year and a half ago, Rabbi Finkel, zt’l, slipped and fell during Shabbos prayers in the yeshiva, breaking his leg. He underwent surgery as a result, and required further complex treatment.

In the past months Rabbi Finkel fell very ill and underwent draining treatments. In his last week his condition deteriorated, and finally he collapsed in his home near the yeshiva. Hatzalah and MDA paramedics administered CPR but were eventually forced to declare his death. Rabbi Finkel’s funeral began at the yeshiva in Modi’in Illit, then moved to the Mir yeshiva in Jerusalem, before the procession to the Har HaMenuchot cemetery. (Arutz Sheva)

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