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2 Iyar 5761 - April 25, 2001 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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Hespedim for HaRav Shimshon Pincus zt'l, His Wife o"h and His Daughter o"h are Held All Over the Country
by B. Rabinowitz

Now and in the forthcoming days, hesped rallies will be held throughout the country over the tragic accident which claimed the lives of the tzaddik, HaRav Shimshon Dovid Pincus zt"l, his righteous wife, Rebbetzin Chaya Mindel o"h and his daughter Miriam o"h.

HaRav Shimshon Dovid Pincus was one of the foremost mezakei horabim of our times, and the one of the leaders and helmsmen of the bnei Torah communities in the Negev, who invested all of his energies and lifeblood into strengthening the klal and individuals in an especially warm and sensitive manner. He was the rav of Kehal Adas Chareidim in Ofakim, and his wife, Rebbetzin Chaya Mindel, was an outstanding mechanechess, endowed with every proper character trait.

The main rally will be sponsored by the Kehal Adas Chareidim of Ofakim this coming Thursday, 3 Iyar, and will take place at 8:30 in the Kivisi Hashem shul. It will be attended by roshei yeshiva, roshei kollel and marbitzei Torah of the Negev, and headed by maranan verabonon, the gedolei Yisroel, HaRav Aharon Yehuda Leib Steinman and HaRav Nissim Karelitz.

A number of rallies were scheduled for Tuesday night, 2 Iyar, just after the end of the month of Nisan and Rosh Chodesh. One was scheduled for 8:30 P.M. in Kollel Chazon Ish in Bnei Brak. At it, hespedim were to be delivered by HaRav Moshe Shmuel Shapira, HaRav Boruch Dov Povarsky, HaRav Avrohom Erlanger and HaRav Chaim Aharon Man. A second rally was to take place at 8:00 P.M. in Jerusalem in the Ahavas Shalom yeshiva, at which hespedim were to be delivered by HaRav Yaakov Hillel, HaRav Zeidel Epstein, HaRav Avrohom Erlanger, HaRav Michel Zilber and by the niftar's son, HaRav Eliyahu Pincus. A third rally was to take place at 6:30 in the Ohel Shimon shul in Neveh Yaakov, at which a hesped was scheduled to be delivered by HaRav Moshe Man.

On Wednesday, 2 Iyar, three additional hespedim are planned. One is to be in the main Beis Yisroel shul in Ezras Torah in Jerusalem. Hespedim are to be delivered by: HaRav Shmuel Auerbach, by the niftar's father, HaRav Chaim Avrohom Pincus, and by HaRav Aryeh Finkel. Another will be held in the Beis Hillel yeshiva in Bnei Brak at 6:30 P.M., at which hespedim are to be delivered by HaRav Moshe Kopshitz, HaRav Avrohom Yitzchok Kook, HaRav Avrohom Yeshaya Man and the niftar's son, HaRav Moshe Aharon Pincus.

Additional hespedim are to be held Wednesday in the Ofakim yeshiva, after ma'ariv (8:30). Hespedim are scheduled be delivered there by the heads of the yeshiva, and by the niftar's oldest son, HaRav Yisroel Yaakov Pincus. At a gathering in the Or LaYeshorim yeshiva in Beit Shemesh on Wednesday, hespedim will be delivered by: HaRav Yaakov Hillel, HaRav Chizkiyahu Mishkovsky, HaRav Moshe Man, and in the Bobov shul on Chagai Street in Jerusalem, a hesped will be delivered at 8:45 in Yiddish, by HaRav Tzvi Mayer Silberberg.

A central rally for women and girls was scheduled to take place on Tuesday in the Ganei Hadar hall in Ofakim, sponsored by the Neve Yocheved high school of the Mercaz Beis Yaakov and by the Ofakim seminary. Hespedim at that rally were to be delivered by HaRav Yedidya Menat, HaRav Yehuda Aryeh Cohen and HaRav Yeshayahu Lieberman and family members.

Many other rallies took place during the past few days throughout the country. At a rally which took place in Tifrach on motzei Shabbos -- sponsored by the Hisachdus Bnei Hayeshivos of the Mishan Latalmid organization -- hespedim were delivered by HaRav Yaakov Friedman, HaRav Aviezer Piltz, HaRav Avrohom Yitzchok Hacohen Kook, and the son of the niftar, HaRav Yisroel Yaakov Pincus.

This past Sunday, 30 Nisan a rally took place in the Beis Yisroel synagogue in Jerusalem, at which HaRav Mattisyahu Solomon spoke. In Ofakim, hespedim were delivered by HaRav Yisroel Eliyahu Weintraub and HaRav Avrohom Erlanger. The Toda'a organization also held many rallies in synagogues throughout Jerusalem and the country.


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