Rav Mordechai Rennert zt”l


mordechai-rennertIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Mordechai Rennert zt”lrosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Derech Chaim in Brooklyn, NY, who  passed away over Shabbos following an illness.

Rav Rennert was a beloved rosh yeshiva who devoted decades of his life to harbotzas haTorah. His passing leaves a gaping void in the hearts of his many talmidim and admirers.

Rav Rennert is survived by his devoted wife; their twelve children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The levaya will take place tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Yeshiva Derech Chaim, located at 1573 39th Street in Brooklyn, NY. The aron will then be flown to Eretz Yisroel for kevurah there.

The levaya will be carried by Kol Halashon. Dial 718-906-6400 and press * for “Live Shiurim” and choose “Hespeidim” from the menu to hear the levaya live.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. For those who will not be able to attend:
    The Levaya will also be carried by Kol Halashon.
    Dial 718-906-6400
    Press * for “Live Shiurim“
    And choose “Hespedim“ from the menu to hear the Levaya while in session..

  2. BDE
    this is horrific & tragic. our Gedolim are leaving us on a weekly basis & its just getting worse R”L. do you remember just a few years ago-before this mageifa of Gedolim started-when we only heard once or twice a year c”v that a tzaddik was niftar?

    look at these last 11 gedolim that were recently niftar, & look at the dates & young ages they were niftar in a matter of only 8 weeks?

    Rabbi Shimon Cohen of Ashdod ZT”L,-Rosh Yeshivas Torah Ohr-December 8 2013-67

    HaRav Binyamin Batzri ZT”L-Rosh Yeshivat Beit Yosef & Rabbi of Kiryat Chareidis-December 16 2013-57

    the Sokolover-Kotzker Rebbe, Rav Mendel Meir Morgenstern zt”l, -December 23 2013-92

    Rav Asher Zelig Rubenstein zt”l,-rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Toras Simcha in Yerushalayim-December 29 2013-71.

    Rav Ephraim Greenblatt zt”l, the Revivos Ephraim-renowned senior posek and longtime rov of Memphis, Tennessee.-January 3, 2014-81

    Rav Yaakov Galinsky zt”l-the Maggid Meisharim. Of Bnei B’rak-January 22 2014-93 Rav Yitzchok Landau zt”l,-R”M in Yeshivas Chevron in Yerushalayim,-January 25 2014-59.

    Rav Avrohom Elyashiv zt”l,-the youngest son of Maran Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv zt”l, & rov of the famed caravan bais medrash, Tiferes Bachurim, in Meah Shearim-January 29 2014- 71.

    Dayan Gershon Lopian zt”l -rov of the Yeshurun
    Shul in Edgware, England -January 30 2014-73. (grandson of the famed mashgiach, Rav Elya Lopian zt”l.)

    Rabbi Meshulam Fisch Rothenberg-the Kosson Rebbe ZT”L in Bnei Brak – February 1 2014

    HaGaon HaRav Chaim Rom ZT”L- February 3 2014-86
    Rosh Kollel Halacha L’Moshe in Mattersdorf, Yerushalayim

    is it even POSSIBLE for someone to say this is coincidence?
    will WE EVER start doing teshuva?

    I’m sorry to be the one to say this & it bring tears to my eyes, but righteous tzaddikim don’t belong staying in a world of people who won’t do teshuva, they belong with Hashem & his shechina in olam Haba.

    If we want to Hashem to give us these Tzaddikim to guide us through the generation then we need to listen to them %100 & we need to do teshuva to be deserving of their guidance & Torah.

    May we all start doing Teshuva ASAP before any other Tzaddikim are niftar C”V

  3. #8: Average age of those listed = 73.00 +/- 11.67
    Male life expectancy in the US = 77.4
    Male life expectancy in Israel = 80.2

    While the histalkus of any gadol (indeed, any Yid) is tragic, your hysteria is misplaced.

    We all must do teshuva – constantly – regardless of which or how many gedolim are niftar at any given time.

  4. I just got off the phone with Moshele. He told me to give you the message that you should calm down and do what he told you to do.