Shloshim Gatherings Tonight for Rav Moshe Chait zt”l


rav-moshe-chaitTonight, two gatherings, one in New York and one in Yerushalayim, will be held to mark the shloshim of Rav Moshe Chait zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim in Yerushalayim, who passed away on the eve of Tisha B’Av at the age of 87.

Rav Chait, a talmid of Rav Dovid Leibowitz zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim of Kew Gardens Hills, was a long-time rov of the Young Israel of Wavecrest and Bayswater and a rebbi at Yeshiva University, before moving to Eretz Yisroel in 1970 to found the Yerushalayim branch of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim.

Rav Chait was respected as a talmid chochom and baal hashkafa and raised generations of talmidim during his close to four decades leading his yeshiva.

Tonight’s gathering in New York will be held at Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim, located at 76-01 147th Street in Kew Garden Hills, Queens. To listen via live telephone hookup, call 805.620.4000 and enter access code 889001. (Long distance rates to California will apply.)

 If you live near a Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim branch or affiliate, call them for information regarding a live video hookup.

 The maspidim tonight will be Rav Dovid Harris, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim of Queens; Rav Akiva Grunblatt, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim of Queens; Rav Reuven Chait, son of Rav Chait zt”l; Rav Binyomin Luban, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Toras Chaim of North Miami Beach, FL; and Rav Shlomo Goldberg, dean of Yeshivas Ohr Eliyahu of Los Angeles, CA and close talmid of Rav Chait zt”l.

 In Yerushalayim, there will be a hesped gathering at 7:15 p.m. The maspidim in English will be Rav Avraham Kanarek, Rav Noach Orloweck, and Rav Dovid Chait.  Maariv will take place at 9 p.m.  After Maariv, the program will continue with hepseidim in Hebrew delivered by Rav Efraim Zuckerberg, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Ateres Tzvi (which for many years shared the bais medrash with Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim), Rav Chaim Zavdi, and Rav Moshe Dov Harris.

 All are welcome to attend these gatherings, and there will be ample seating for both men andwomen.  

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  1. Tzadik with the yesod of ahavas yisroel, ahavas eretz yisroel, growth and refinement of middos and intensive clarity in limud hatorah.

  2. ‘ahavas eretz yisroel’ lumped together ith ahavas yisroel? – does it say in the torah that there is a mitzvah to love eretz yisroel!??!? ‘veahavta es haaretz hazos’? last i checked all it said was ‘veahavta lereacha kemocha’.

    Mind finding me a source for this phrase so often lumpted together with the love of torah, hashem, and of jews(all of which have a mekor) that it should be counted aong these things? is it an ikkar like ahavas hashem? Or is it a mitzvah kiyumis like the poskim say it is – should we have an organization dedicated to ‘ahavas shiluach haken’, make an edah out of it, and place it with ahava hatorah, ahavas hashem, and ahavas yisroel? There is a disconnect here..