THundreds of students and acquaintances from Telzstone took
part in the levaya for HaRav Pinchos Saposh
zt"l, who passed away at the age of 51.
Pinchos Saposh was born in 5715 (1955) to HaRav Chaim Leib
Saposh. He studied at Yeshivas Itri in Jerusalem, married and
began learning at the kollel run by Yeshivas Yad
Aharon, where he became a talmid muvhok of HaRav
Yehoshua Eichenstein. HaRav Pinchos would toil hard for long
hours, writing down detailed summaries of every sugya
which filled several thick notebooks. He would also take
notes during every shiur and shmuess, even
those given by younger men of lesser knowledge in Torah.
For the past decade he made a profound impression on his
colleagues at Kollel Nachalei Daas in Telzstone, where he was
known for his hasmodoh and truth-seeking.
He was a marbitz Torah for years at Yeshivas Keser
Dovid in Telzstone. Even after being diagnosed with cancer
one year ago he continued his regular learning and teaching
schedule, not foregoing his kollel sedorim,
chavrusas or shiurim at the yeshiva until his
He astonished all with his demand to go to his regular
learning session with HaRav Moshe Shapira shlita
straight from the hospital after his kidney was removed. When
he no longer had the strength to write he asked for a laptop
computer, which he used to write 50 pages of
chiddushim with the last of his strength.
Despite his severe suffering during his final weeks he
insisted on coming in to Kollel Nachalei Daas to learn. On
one occasion he had to ask for help taking a book off the
shelf, but managed to learn for three hours straight with a
look of great pleasure shining on his face.
HaRav Pinchos drifted in and out of consciousness for three
days before passing away on Shabbos Behar-Bechukosai.
He was eulogized by HaRav Aryeh Schulman, the moro
de'asra of Telzstone, HaRav Moshe Shapira, HaRav Yehoshua
Eichenstein rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Yad Aharon, HaRav
Shmaryohu Meltzer, HaRav Aryeh Zilberstein rosh kollel
of Kollel Telzstone, HaRav Mordechai Goldstein, the moro
de'asra of the Mishkenos Yaakov neighborhood in Beit
Shemesh, and his friend HaRav Shaul Dov Pellman. His brother
and his son Moshe Yehuda, a yeshiva student who cared for his
father with tremendous mesirus nefesh for months,
offered words of parting.
HaRav Pinchos Saposh zt"l is survived by his wife, his
daughter and son-in-law and another seven children carrying
on his great legacy.