Rav Elyashiv’s Shtender Stolen from Meah Shearim Shul

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rav-elyashiv-ztlWho would do such a thing? That’s the question being asked by the members of the caravan shul located adjacent to the home of Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv zt”l in Meah Shearim, Yerushalayim, after Rav Elyashiv’s shtender was apparently stolen. It is not at all clear who might have taken it or why. The shtender is believed to have been used by Rav Elyashiv for decades.

The shtender was utilized by the posek hador for davening and to deliver his daily Gemara shiur, which was first started by his father, Rav Avrohom, who gave the shiur for over 50 years. With the petirah of Rav Elyashiv, his son, Rav Moshe, will continue the family tradition of delivering the shiur, and the shiur will continue to take place at the caravan shul where the shtender was taken from. The shiur is expected to eventually be moved to the Tiferes Bachuim Bais Medrash, where Rav Elyashiv first began delivering it many decades ago.

The Yerushalayim police have been notified of the theft of the shtender and an investigation is underway.

Beyond the sentimental value, it is not clear how much the shtender would be worth on the open market, especially since the theft is now being widely publicized. The family hopes that whoever took it will return it quickly and without fanfare.

{Matzav.com Israel Newsbureau}

14 COMMENTS

  1. To Mr. # 1:
    If it realy makes you sick better start searching for a good doctor because there is ?????? more than 1 thief in Klal Yisrael.

  2. 96 tzaddikim niftar (i.e. taken back & away from this world by Hashem) -in only a matter of 16 months time-doesn’t shock us to return to Hashem. sometimes Hashem needs to take it to other situations to wake us up.

    i wouldn’t be surprised what comes next when so much tzaros happens & klal yisroel together-as a nation does not do anything or change our ways to return to Hashem, towards bringing an end to tzaros & bringing mashiach

    IF WE CAN’T DO TESHUVA CAUSE OF ALL THE TRAGEDIES R”L, THEN LETS AT LEAST DO TESHUVA CAUSE ELUL IS COMING UP

  3. I liked down to earth’s joke. Why would a yid steel a shtender from hekdish a shul is one thing But to steel the shtender of the GADOL HADOR ZTK”l is mamash crazy. It reminds me of a story of Rav Elyashiv’s shver RAv Aryeh Levin a guest slept over in his home one night and stole tonz! I forgot the rest but basically RAv Aryeh didn’t make a whole big to do.

  4. #5 Yaacov
    I think a groise Tzadik like you belongs giving muser shmusen like this in big, BIG yeshivas. Not on the Internet.

  5. to #7
    tragically about 4 months ago the american yated ne’eman listed a complete list of approx. 75 gedolei hador & rabbonim from the past year. NOW 4 MONTHS later we have already lost 21 more gedolei Hador R”L due all cause we leave HaSHEM NO CHOICE & don’t take his wake-up calls for teshuva

    call the yated & ask them if you can download the list they had

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