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Brooklyn, NY - Baruch Dayan Emes: R' Shlomo Brevda Zt'l

Published on: January 9, 2013 12:45 AM
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Brooklyn, NY - Rabbi Shlomo Leib Brevda,  a renowned maggid shiur who traveled the world to deliver divrei Torah for decades, was niftar on Tuesday at age 81 in Brooklyn at Maimonides Medical Center following a prolonged illness.

In his lifetime, Rabbi Brevda delivered thousands of shiurim and was renowned as one of the greatest baalei mussar of our times.  He was also the author of numerous seforim which included several volumes on the yomim tovim as well as commentaries on the seforim of the Vilna Gaon. Hundreds of Rabbi Brevda’s shiurim on topics ranging from Jewish values, to yomim tovim and parshas hashavua have been recorded for dissemination to the public.

An exceptional talmid even in his youth, Rabbi Brevda caught the attention of numerous gedolim including R’ Chatzkel Levenstein, R’ Aron Kotler, R’ Chaim Schmuelevitz, the Chazon Ish and the Brisker Rov, who founded his now legendary yeshiva at Rabbi Brevda’s request.


The levaya was held Tuesday night in Borough Park at Congregation Bnei Yehuda on 16th Avenue and 53rd Street.  The aron was then taken to JFK with a second levaya to take place Wednesday night at 7 PM at Yeshiva Torah Ore in Mattersdorf.  Kevura will take place on Har Hamenuchos in Chelkas Harabonim.

Rabbi Brevda, the mechutan of of R’ Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, is survived by his wife and six children.

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 Jan 09, 2013 at 01:42 AM schwartzi Says:

b d e


 Jan 09, 2013 at 01:51 AM TexasJew Says:

A real Tzaddick, BD"H


 Jan 09, 2013 at 02:12 AM Big Masmid Says:

Another great loss for Klall Yisroel


 Jan 09, 2013 at 06:56 AM Chaim Says:

What a loss. I only heard him live a few times but I was so impressed by his breadth of knowledge and the love for klal yisroel. He was a giant in avoidas Hashem. Yehi Zichroi Boruch.


 Jan 09, 2013 at 06:15 AM curious Says:

Anyone who heard him speak could feel his love and goodness. We lost such an amazing gadol.


 Jan 09, 2013 at 09:04 AM Anonymous Says:

Mamash a holy and humble man - BDE :(


 Jan 09, 2013 at 10:29 AM Anonymous Says:

I once asked him the derivation of his last name. He said that he did not know but that it spells "adverb" backwards.


 Jan 09, 2013 at 01:13 PM heeb Says:

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Anonymous Says:

I once asked him the derivation of his last name. He said that he did not know but that it spells "adverb" backwards.

At least you got something from him.


 Jan 09, 2013 at 03:31 PM sane Says:

His tapes were wonderful. He was clear and pointed. Gave me a better understanding of how to learn mussar from chumash.


 Jan 09, 2013 at 11:06 PM Anonymous Says:

He advocated healthy living and encouraged alternatives to standard medicine.


 Jan 10, 2013 at 07:24 PM Anonymous Says:

He actually had an amazing sense of humor and was a warm, amazingly caring person, in addition to his vast Torah knowledge and high level of Avodas Hashem. A huge loss. BD"E.


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