Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman to Embark On Whirlwind Visit to Europe


rav-shteinmanRav Aharon Leib Shteinman will be embarking on a brief, 48-hour trip to Europe beginning tomorrow. The trip is being undertaken following years of requests by European Torah communities for a visit from the venerated gadol, who will impart chizuk and inspiration to the Jews of the kehillos he will visit in Odessa and Berlin.

In the past, Rav Shteinman has gone on such journeys with the Gerrer Rebbe to the United States and Europe. This time, however, the rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Orchos Torah, Rav Shteinman, will be traveling accompanied by close confidantes.

Tomorrow afternoon, Rav Shteinman’s flight will leave Ben Gurion Airport and head directly to Odessa.
Wednesday morning, Rav Shteinman will go to Berlin, where he will visit the Jewish community there. In the afternoon, he will fly to Gibraltar, where he will stay for the night.

 {Dovid Bernstein-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Was this a last minute decision? I saw his main Gabi, Itchele Rosengarten, in Lakewood today. He always accopanies Rav Shteinman when he travels. It’s hard to believe that Rav Shteinman would travel without him.

  2. Rav Shteinman has no gabbaim. There are those who feel it a great zchus to spend time in Rav Shteinman’s home and help direct the visitor traffic, help him in and out of cars, or simply to stand at his side when he is surrounded by a crowd which might inadvertently crush the frail nonagerian.

    Rav Shteinman would get on the plane and travel alone and would never say “I need this one or that one to accompany me”.

    So much for “hard to believe”.

  3. it was not a last minute decision. the rosh hayeshiva asked not to be mefarsem his trips cause he doesnt like to be on the headlines of every paper. reb itche rosengarten has left this morning back to eretz yisroel to join the rosh hayeshiva on this historic trip. they will be leaving eretz yisroel tomorrow evening. may the rosh hayeshiva have much kochos to be mechazek many more kehillos for many more years.yomim al yemei melech tosif….

  4. unbelievable may harav hagoan rav shteiman have many more healthy years to be the manhig of klal yisroel until 120

  5. Most of the Jews left Odessa in the 90s.(They would do it earlier if the Medinas HaShmad would permit). What happened in Berlin we know.
    What are these “european jewish communities”?