Rav Avrohom Dovid Atik zt”l


rav-avrohom-dovid-atik1It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Avrohom Dovid Atik zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Be’er Shlomo in Yerushalayim. He was 71.

Rav Atik was born on 16 Iyar, tof shin dalet, to his parents Rav Shlomo Tzvi Atik, a prominent Karliner chossid, and Rebbetzin Chaya Leah, nee Weingarten, who were residents of the Old City of Yerushalayim.

In his youth, Rav Atik was a talmid of Yeshivas Brisk under Rav Berel Soloveitchik. He was a member of the first chaburah to learn under Rav Berel following the passing of his father, the Brisker Rov, Rav Yitzchok Zev Soloveitchik zt”l.

After his marriage to his wife, Rebbetzin Leah, nee Gruber, Rav Atik continued to be immersed in Torah learning and, at a young age, was appointed as rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Liflagos Reuven in Yerushalayim alongside his wife’s uncle, Rav Chaim Uri Freund. More recently, he served as the rosh yeshiva of the Satmar Yeshiva in Monsey, New York.

25 years ago, Rav Atik returned from the United States to Eretz Yisroel and opened Yeshiva Be’er Shlomo in Sanhedria Murchevet in Yerushalayim. Hundreds of young bnei Torah benefited from Rav Atik’s Torah and hadracha.

Recently, Rav Atik was unwell and hospitalized at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center. Due to the serious illness he was battling, a name, Chaim, was added, but his condition continued to deteriorate until he passed away last night.

Rav Atik is survived by his respected family of marbitzei Torah.

His brothers are Rav Mendel Atik, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Eretz Tzvi in Yerushalayim, and Rav Yosef Atik of Bnei Brak.

The levaya was held last night in Yerushalayim, followed by kevurah on Har Hazeisim.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. BDE

    WOW just horrific. just tragic
    7th Gadol hador to leave us with no more guidance from him IN LESS then a month how does that shock you?

    OTHER 6 GEDOLIM niftar THIS month:
    Rabbi Pinchos Ronas-Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Netiv HaTorah in Petach Tikvah-January 5 2015-

    HaRav Hillel Zaks ZT”L,-Rosh Yeshivas Knesses HaGedola in Kiryat Sefer (Chevron)-January 13 2015-85

    Harav Yechiel Michel Michlowitz-Zlotchuver Rebbe of Monsey-January 14 2015-91

    Rav Mordechai Shmuel Ashkenazi zt”l,-Chief Rabbi of Kfar Chabad, Israel-January 14 2015-71

    Rav Chaim Epstein zt”l-rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Zichron Meilich in Brooklyn-January 20 2015-79

    Rav Yehoshua Yonason Lustig zt”l-Rosh Yeshiva Kos Yeshios & Rav of B’nai Israel of Linden Heights in Boro Park-January 24 2015-91

    is this not shocking? will not say more cause wont help us ever wake up & return to Hashem.

    May ALL their neshamos have an aliya