Rabbi Elimelech Leib Kohn zt”l


rabbi-elimelech-leib-kohn1It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rabbi Elimelech Leib (Tommy) Kohn zt”l of Riverdale, NY. He was 59.

Born on 6 Cheshvan 5714, October 10, 1953, in Hungary, Rabbi Kohn was a noted talmid chochom and mashpiah who greatly impacted numerous people during his fruitful life.

A talmid of Telshe Yeshiva in Chicago, he maintained a close kesher with the rosh yeshiva, Rav Avraham Chaim Levin, and  was the director of the Adult Education Program of Riverdale Yeshiva.

A remarkably erudite individual, Rabbi Kohn was unique for his ahavas haTorah, his clarity of thought, his pedagogic skills, and his desire to bring others to spiritual fulfillment and greater levels of Torah learning and comprehension. With his sterling middos and endearing personality, Rabbi Kohn was a magnetic force whose passing leaves so many friends, acquaintances and admirers bereft.

Rabbi Kohn is survived by his devoted wife, Mrs. Chana Leah (nee Prager) Kohn, and his children, Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchok Kohn, Mr. Esty Werther, Eliakim, Avrohom Yeshaya and Binyamin Zev.

The levaya was held today at Yeshiva of of Telshe Alumni of Riverdale on West 249th Street in Riverdale, NY. The aron will shortly be en route to Eretz Yisroel for kevurah.

The family will be sitting shivah at 3140 Netherland Avenue, between 231st Street and 232nd Street, in Riverdale.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. BDE: the tzaros in klal yisroel juse gets worse & doesn’t stop or come to an end R”L

    does it ever come to your attention to sometimes stop & ask ourselves why Hashem would give us such tragic tzaros & never stop?

    perhaps its time we faced major problem affecting the entire world today- myself included.

    The situation in Eretz Yisroel & in the Diaspora is very bad from Terrorists to the entire Economy going down etc… If anyone should ask why are all these Tzaros Happening to Klal Yisroel he only needs to look at what the Rambam says. Saying that as long as we remain ignorant of the present troubles that we have & what the reasons are that they are happening. The situation can only get worse until Mashiach comes. With the society we are living in today we (sadly) CONSTANTLY need reminders (wake-up calls) from HASHEM for us to do T’shuva & return to HASHEM so all this Tzaros can end & Mashiach comes
    i.e. we have a major problem in todays society. its called facing reality, I.E. when tragedy strikes %99 of us live in denial & block it from our faces & just move on in life, cause we can’t face reality & admit that we get Hashems wake-up call & we will improve…
    May hashem help all of us wake up & face reality

    May his neshama have an aliya & may we do teshuva in his zchus

  2. Was his brother Paul Kohn, z”l?
    Regardless, I’m so sad for the family, and HaMakom yenachem eschem b’soch shear aveilei Tziyon v’Yrushalayim.