A large throng, led by roshei yeshiva, rabbonim and dayanim
participated in the levayo of HaGoan HaRav Tzvi
Broide, an av beis din in Petach Tikvah on the 19th of
HaRav Broide was one of the veteran dayanim in the country,
and a disciple of the gedolei hador.
HaRav Tzvi was born in 5680 (1920) in the famous Chotzer
Strauss (Strauss Courtyard) in Jerusalem, and was raised
at the knees of the great baalei mussar of his
In his parents home, four generations lived: his great
grandfather, HaRav Aryeh Leib, the brother of the Alter of
Kelm, who took over the Alter's position three years after
the Alter's petirah; the grandfather, HaRav Nochum
Yitzchok, Reb Tzvi's father, HaRav Avrohom, and the fourth
generation -- HaRav Tzvi himself and his brothers and
Living in Chotzer Strauss, were also the famous rabbonim,
HaRav Naftoli Amsterdam, HaRav Itzeleh Blazer, one of our
greatest mussar leaders, and disciple of HaRav Yisroel
Salanter, and many other great sages of Yerushalayim.
Indeed the entire courtyard was like one yeshiva shel
maalah due to the presence of those kedoshei
As a child, he studied in the Etz Chaim Talmud Torah, and
from there continued to Chevron, in order to study under his
beloved mentor, Harav Yechezkel Sarna.
In that yeshiva, alongside his illustrious brother, the
current rosh yeshiva of Chevron, Harav Simcha Ziskind Broide,
whom he always called his mentor and his rav, he excelled in
Over the years, he became very close with Harav Isser Zalman
Meltzer, with whom he studied for six consecutive years. At
that time, he also studied with his friend HaRav Dovid
Finkel, and HaRav Shneur Kotler. HaRav Isser Zalman held
HaRav Tzvi in very high esteem, and conveyed many deep ideas
to him. HaRav Tzvi Broide was deeply devoted to the
transmission of the teachings and hanhogos of Harav
Isser Zalman, and many amazing facts about him were made
known by him.
He was one of the transmitters of the mussar approach
of Kelm, as it was imparted to him by his great and
illustrious forbears. After his marriage, he studied in
Heichal HaTalmud and Kollel Slabodka in Bnei Brak, where his
wife was known as an outstanding mechaneches.
During that period, he was very close to the Chazon Ish.
After a while, he was invited to serve as a dayan in the
rabbinical court in Petach Tikvah, a position he held for
scores of years.
His colleague in the beis din, HaRav Shimon Yuzuk
zt"l would say that Reb Tzvi's remarkable behavior
indicated that he had special siyato d'Shamya, from
the aspect of Elokim nitzov b'adas Keil.
For many years, he served alongside HaRav Shlomo Karelitz who
said that HaRav Tzvi could be relied on in every matter.
In Tel Aviv, he was the Rav of the Or Hatzafon synagogue.
Throughout his life, he suffered physically, however this did
not adversely affect his good and kindly nature, and the
geniality he displayed toward all.
He also accepted all of his suffering with love.
At his levaya, which left the Shamgar funeral house,
hespedim were delivered by his illustrious brother,
the rosh yeshiva of Chevron, HaRav Simcha Ziskind Broide, who
due to his sorrow and weakness, had to stop speaking in the
middle of the hesped. HaRav Boruch Mordechai Ezrachi
Rosh Teshivas Ateres Yisroel, HaRav Tzvi's oldest son, Harav
Ovadia, a ram in Knesset Chizkiyahu in Kfar Chassidim,
his son, Rav Nochum, a ram in Ner Moshe in
Yerushalayim and his son, Rav Chizkiya Avrohom, one of the
roshei yeshiva of Tifferes Mordechai and a dayan in Bnei
He is survived by his brother, Rosh Yeshivas Chevron, Harav
Simcha Ziskind Broide, by his three sons, and by his daughter
and son-in-law Harav Nochum Friedman, as well as by many
grandchildren and great grandchildren.