Rav Yisroel Meir Shurkin zt”l


rav-yisroel-meir-shurkinIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Yisroel Meir Shurkin zt”l at the age of 76.

Rav Yisroel Meir was a son of Rav Yaakov Moishe Shurkin zt”l, renowned longtime senior maggid shiur at Yeshivas Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin.

Rav Yisroel Meir was a respected talmid chochom and boki who devoted his life to Torah and avodas Hashem. He possessed a wide-ranging knowledge of Torah and carried on the mesorah of his rabbeim, including Rav Aharon Kotler zt”l and Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l.

Rav Yisroel Meir’s son, Rav Yaakov Moishe Shurkin, is the author of Sifrei Biur Achizah Be’eikev al Teshuvos Rebbi Akiva Eiger and other seforim, whose shiurim are broadcast regularly here on Matzav.com.

The levaya will take place today at 11 a.m. at the Holocaust Memorial Chapel of Congregation Sons of Israel off of East 7th Street in Lakewood, NJ, followed by kevurah on Long Island.

Rav Yisroel Meir is survived by his children, ‎Rabbi Yaakov Moishe Shurkin, Rabbi Dovid Shurkin, Mrs. Leah Danziger and Mrs. Rochie His is also survived by his siblings, including Rav Michel Shurkin, R”M in Yeshiva Toras Moshe in Yerushalayim, and Mrs. Shaindy Pinter of Flatbush, and Mrs. Chaya Henna Wein.

Yehi zichro boruch.

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  1. Levaya Shel Harav Yisroel Meir Shurkin zt”l
    10 Chesvan 5775, Lakewood
    Harav Chaim Oizer Gorelik, Rosh Yeshivas Spring Valley
    Harav Michel Shurkin (hookup), Rosh Yeshivas Toras Moshe Yerushalayim ih”k (brother)
    Harav Mordechai Marcus, Rav of Lakewood Minyan d’Flatbush
    R’ Yaakov Moishe Shurkin (son)
    R’ Dovid Shurkin (son), 
    Pinchos Shurkin (grandson)