Dayan Gershon Lopian zt”l


gershon-lopianIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Dayan Gershon Lopian zt”l of England at the age of 73.

Dayan Lopian was the eldest son of Rav Leib Lopian zt”l, rosh yeshiva of the Gateshead Yeshiva, and his wife, Rebbetzin Tzipa Lopian a”h. He was a grandson of the famed mashgiach, Rav Elya Lopian zt”l.

Dayan Lopian was a talmid of the Gatehead Yeshiva and then learned in Kfar Chassidim under his grandfather, Rav ELya; and at the Chevron Yeshiva; and received semichah from Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, as well as Rav Chanoich Henach Padwa and Rav Moshe Feinstein.

He was a leading posek, especially on matters of ishus, niddah and marital issues. He was a tremendous talmid chochom who was sought after and contacted by Yidden all over the globe for his halachic expertise and his general wisdom and guidance.

Dayan Lopian served for many years as the rov of the Yeshurun Shul in Edgware. He retired in 2006 after 30 years in that position.

The levaya will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the Yeshurun shul in Edgware, followed by kevurah at 11 a.m. at at the Federation Cemetery in Edmonton, London.

Dayan Lopian is survived by his wife, Rebbetzin Judy Lopian, and their children and grandchildren, as well as his siblings, Rebbetzin Gurwicz, wife of Rav Avrohom Gurwicz, rosh yeshiva of Gateshead Yeshiva; Rav Dovid Lopian, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Mikdash Melech in Brooklyn; Rav Aharon Lopian, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Lev Aryeh in Yerushalayim; Mrs. Karp, wife of Rav Avrohom Karp, maggid shiur in Yeshivas Bais Moshe of Scranton, PA; Mrs. Kravitz, wife of Rav Yaakov Kravitz of France; Mrs. Tova Keller, wife of Rav Shmuel Yeshaya Keller, rosh mechinah of Telshe Yeshiva in Chicago; and Mrs. Kagan, wife of the late Rav Shaul Kagan, who established the Pittsburgh Kollel.

Yehi zichro boruch.

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  1. BDE
    the tears & tzaros just keep growing & getting worse R”L

    the list of loss of Gedolim-guiding us to go in the proper path-just keeps growing R”L

    WHEN WILL IT STOP? when will the tears stop rolling down my cheeks? when will we start listening to our gedolim & do teshuva? when will we start to take these tragic wake-up calls-straight from Hashem-seriously?

    Hashems loves each & every yid, but theres a limit How long Hashem can wait For us-myself included-to do teshuva, before the world is stricken with tragedies C”V

    What a tragedy-& loss- we caused cause we cant get our act together & do teshuva WHAT ARE WE ALL WAITING FOR?

    Perhaps we are not appreciating these Gedolei Hador that Hashem has sent us to lead & guide us in this world. i.e. when someone takes something for granted & doesn’t give the proper thanks, then it gets taken away from us. are we listening to our gedolei Hador & their guidance? when they make takanos-for our good-to help us return to Hashem & become better?

    May all of Klal yisroel start doing teshuva NOW-before tragedy strikes again C”V-& THEN mashiach will come b’karov

    tragic unbelieveable & horrific numbers,

    in the past 3 Years since the tragic loss of Leiby Kletzky, we have loss over 100 gedolei Hador-all leaders of klal yisroel throughout the world-with many of them niftar in their 70,s or 80’s

    this is a plague of loss of gedolim with no stop ahead R”L

    until this mageifa ends?

    for a complete list of these gedolim with the date Niftar , their young ages niftar & where they were rav/rebbe etc… in klal yisroel just leave your email in a reply

  2. Boruch Dayan HoEmmes. I was very close with the Rov zatzal for practically my whole life. His petira leaves a huge void in the olom hatora and particularly in the world of halocho pesuka of which he was internationaly renowned.
    Yehi zichro boruch

  3. BDE…A true talmid chochom,who had such warmth and a sense of humour for everyone.I had the zechus of eating some Shabbos meals at his home whilst I was learning in Sunderland Yeshiva and Rav Lopian was learning in the kollel,i always came away from his house greatly uplifted and with chizuck.

  4. #5 – while you are well meaning but your message is a little off and has always been a little off. While no doubt the tragic loss of so many gedolim of late and the unspeakable tragedies are a wake up call for klal yisroel, but to imply that no one is doing teshuva or the passing of gedolim is a result of no one doing teshuva is in my opinion quite an undertake. How do you know the cheshbonos of shomayim? Somethings are best left unsaid unless you feel that you are in the know….. which I don’t feel is the case.