Rav Yaakov Thumim zt”l


It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Yaakov Thumim zt”l, rov of Congregation Nachlas Yaakov/the Altstader Shul in Boro Park, Brooklyn. He was in his mid-nineties.

A noted talmid chochom and yorei Shomayim, Rav Yaakov leaves behind a family of noted marbitzei Torah and bnei Torah.

His children include Rebbetzin Rochel Deena Lieberman, wife of Rav Osher Chaim Lieberman, rov of Khal Zichron Shneur in Lakewood, and Rebbetzin Shayna Gruber, wife of Rav Leibe Gruber, rov of Khal Zichron Yoel of Lakewood; and Rebbetzin Esther Geattel Krishevky, wife of Rav Yosef Krishevsky, rov of the Krishevsky Bais Medrash on 8th Street in Lakewood; and Rebbetzin Mund. He was predeceased by his son, Rav Dovid.

The levayah was held today, first at Khal Zichron Yoel in Lakewood and then at Congregation Nachlas Yaakov/the Altstader Shul on 52nd  Street in Boro Park.

Yehi zichro boruch.

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  1. And if you’re mentioning all the daughters’ first names, you can include Rebbetzin Mund’s first name: Miriam. You also didn’t mention the very choshuva almanah, Rebbetzin Matil Feiga, daughter of the first Bostoner Rebbe Harav Pinchas Dovid Horowitz, zt”l.