It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Mordechai Simcha zt”l, a pure representation of a past long forgotten.
Born in pre-war Vienna to a chashuv family, Rav Mordechai was privileged to attend the world renowned, illustrious Yeshivas Chachmei Lublin led by R’ Meir Schapiro, where in order to even merit a faher, each bochur had to memorize 200 blatt gemara – Tosefos, Shakla V’taria.
He was zocheh to have very close relationships with many Gedolei Hador, including the Gerrer Rebbes, the Chazon Ish and the Brisker Rav.
Everybody who knew Rav Mordechai loved him and respected him. He was a tremendous talmid chacham and he had an unquenchable passion for Torah that followed him until the end of his days.
Throughout his many decades of chinuch, he touched many neshamos due to his unwavering warmth and Ahavas Yisroed. He was always happy and pleasant, and he applied these emotions to his avodas Hashem.
Rav Simcha was a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather to whom everyone fondly called “sabba.”
Rav Mordechai was zocheh to have his entire family follow his lead on the derech hatorah, a source which brought him tremendous nachas.
He passed away on Tuesday night, a levayeh was held Wednesday morning at Shomrei Hachomos in Borough Park and kevurah will take place in Yerushalayim on Thursday.