Shocking Petirah of Rav Moshe Tzvi Goldberg zt”l

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It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the sudden passing of Rav Moshe Tzvi Goldberg zt”l. He was in his 60s.

Rav Moshe was a R”M for many years at Yeshiva Gedolah Zichron Shmayahu of Toronto, which is led by Rav Chaim Mendel Brodsky, and a rebbi at Yeshiva Ohr Chaim of Toronto.

Rav Moshe was born in Chicago, a son of Rav Yitzchok and Betty Goldberg, who were renowned for their Torah and chesed and instilled in their children ahavas haTorah and yiras Shomayim. Rav Moshe learned at Telz Yeshiva.

Rav Moshe was an outstanding talmid chochom and marbitz Torah who spent his life immersed in Torah and avodah, authoring sifrei Bikkurei Moshe.

Rav Moshe was a phenomenal masmid, learning at every available moment, and constantly striving to inspire himself and others towards greater aliyah in ruchniyus.

Rav Moshe’s sudden and shocking passing after suffering a heart attack has plunged his family, his talmidim and colleagues, and his many admirers into mourning.

Rav Moshe’s siblings include Rav Aharon Dovid Goldberg, rosh yeshiva of Telshe Cleveland; Rav Yehuda Goldberg, R”M at Yeshiva of Telshe Alumni of Riverdale; Rav Efraim Goldberg of Lakewood; Mrs. Shani Eisemann, and Mrs. Leah Hess. He was predeceased by his brother, Rav Chaim Goldberg zt”l, the legendary baal chesed and baal tzedakah.

The levayah is being held at Yeshiva Gedolah Zichron Shmayahu of Toronto, after which the aron will be flown to Eretz Yisroel for kevurah there.

To listen in to the levayah, call 605.472.5470 and enter 119219#.

The family will be sitting shivah at 66 Brucewood Circle in Toronto.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{Matzav.com Newscenter}

8 COMMENTS

  1. R’ Goldberg zt’l was also a maggid shiur in the Bnei Akiva high school yeshiva in Toronto, Yeshivat Or Chaim, for about 24 years and molded thousands of talmidim in both Mesivta and Or Chaim. He sole purpose was to learn Torah and to teach Torah to his talmidim and all who wanted to shteig (he was also the Rav of a Shabbos minyan and gave shiurim to baalei batim, including a Nach shiur).

  2. It’s more than 30 years since I was in his humble home, where his eidelkeit, pashtus, and countless other rare and beautiful middos, matched by his honoured wife, touched me and today, I share in the sorrow of his loss. I have no words.

  3. Bde.
    Rabbi Goldberg was my 9th grade Rebbe in the Mesivta of Miami (Louis Merwitzer high school) in 1980/81. He was an emmeseh Ben Torah and a tremendous Talmud Chachom. Although we gave him a run for his money, he never lost his cool. He was always that Frum Ben Torah role model. It’s too bad I was young and immature at the time to take full advantage of his great Torah qualities. He also had a Shul/Minyan in his house on Shabbosim and Yomim Tovim (corner house, Royal Palm & 40th Street). I remember davening there with my Father and brothers. This was many years ago (before the Kollel and before Chofetz Chaim) and that Minyan was considered the Yeshivish Minyan in the neighborhood. May his memory be a blessing.

  4. His NON-JEWISH neighbor attended the full two hour levaya at yeshiva (he purchased a yarmulke). He told me that Rabbi Goldberg was the purest and holiest man he knew, that when this gentile sold his years a few years ago, instead of moving to a new home close to his kids’ school he built himself a new home next to his former house because he felt that living near Rabbi Goldberg was invaluable. After an hour there he said he would not leave the levaya early to return to work because “I owe him that respect”. After the levaya he said how Rabbi Goldberg had no interest in money and also would encourage him to relax more, work less and told the gentile that said gentile did not need to work so many hours as he was financially secure and could do fine with less hours. Kol Shekain, the special relationships Rabbi Goldberg had with so many different people and facets of our community in Toronto and beyond.

  5. His NON-JEWISH neighbor attended the full two hour levaya at yeshiva (he purchased a yarmulke). He told me that Rabbi Goldberg was the purest and holiest man he knew, that when this gentile sold his years a few years ago, instead of moving to a new home close to his kids’ school he built himself a new home next to his former house because he felt that living near Rabbi Goldberg was invaluable. After an hour there he said he would not leave the levaya early to return to work because “I owe him that respect”. After the levaya he said how Rabbi Goldberg had no interest in money and also would encourage him to relax more, work less and told the gentile that said gentile did not need to work so many hours as he was financially secure and could do fine with less hours. Kol Shekain, the special relationships Rabbi Goldberg had with so many different people and facets of our community in Toronto and beyond.

  6. Taught us in Telz in a breakout session on Fridays.

    His Divrei Halacha became the Bikurei Moshe.

    What a fine gentleman and Torah scholar we have lost.

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