Tefillos for Rav Binyomin Kamenetzky Shlit”a


rav-binyomin-kamenetzkyRav Binyomin Kamenetzky shlit”a, founder of Yeshiva Toras Chaim of South Shore and primary pioneer of Yiddishkeit in the Five Towns community, continues to recover after suffering a fall last week. He is hospitalized in stable condition.

Rav Kamenetzky fell and suffered a blow to the head at the Sephardic Shul, Derech Emunah, on Peninsula Boulevard in Cedarhurst at the beginning of last week. Rav Kamenetzky had gone there to borrow a Sefer Torah for a minyan for Sefardi boys held in Yeshiva Toras Chaim every Rosh Chodesh. A man had brought out the Sefer Torah and Rav Kamenetzky was following, when a child ran up the steps and Rav Kamenetzky tripped. Rav Kamenetzky suffered a concussion, but has been awake and alert, boruch Hashem.

The Yeshiva of South Shore has expressed its appreciation for everyone’s interest and concern regarding Rav Kamenetzky’s condition.

All are asked to daven and say Tehillim for Rav Binyomin ben Itta Ettil, l’refuah sheleimah.

Rav Kamenetzky is the eldest son of Rav Yaakov Kamenetzky zt”l and was sent by his venerable father, decades ago, to The Five Towns to bring Torah and Yiddishkeit to that part of New York. He is well-known for his warm and endearing personality, and is beloved by all.

Rav Kamenetzky serves as dean of Yeshiva Toras Chaim of South Shore. His son, Rav Mordechai Kamenetzky, serves as rosh yeshiva.

Last night, Tehillim was said for Rav Kamenetzky following the father-son learning program at Cong. Anshei Chesed, which is located at the Yeshiva of South Shore and led by Rav Kamenetzky’s son-in-law, Rav Simcha Lefkowitz.

Any Matzav.com readers who wish to send their best wishes to Rav Binyomin may do so by emailing rbkamenetzky@gmail.com.

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  1. He was bringing the Sefer Torah for the Monthly Sefard Minyan at Mesivta Ateres Yaakov of Long Island where he serves as Rosh Yeshiva.
    The Mesivta is constantly saying Tehillim. May he be zoche to a refuah shalymah and return to daven and teach at the Mesivta