The Strettiner Rebbe zt”l

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strettiner-rebbeIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Aharon Yaakov Brandwein zt”l, the Strettiner Rebbe, who passed away on Shabbos morning. He was 79.

The Rebbe led his shul on 47th Street in Boro Park, Brooklyn, for decades, and opened his home and shul to Jews from all over the world seeking chizuk, a bracha or assistance.

The Rebbe was a son of Rav Yechiel Mechel Brandwein zt”l, the Turka-Strettiner Rebbe, who passed away when Rav Aharon Yaakov was a very young child.

After studying at Yeshiva Rav Shlomo Kluger and Yeshivah Torah Vodaas, the Rebbe learned in Bais Medrash Elyon in Monsey, NY, under Rav Reuven Grozovsky zt”l, and he resided in Monsey before moving to Brooklyn.

The Rebbe, whose wife, Rebbetzin Rochel Fraida, is a daughter of the Echete Rebbe, Rav Naftuli Teitelbaum, kept the Strettiner flame going, devoting many years to seeking out manuscripts, seforim and teachings of the dynasties of Strettin, Alik, and Strelisk.

Kevurah took place in the Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, Long Island.

The Rebbe is survived by his wife, Rebbetzin Rochel Fraida; his children, Rav Yechiel Mechel Brandwein, Rav Yitzchok Reuven Brandwein and Mrs. Esther Friedman; and his siblings, Rebbetzin Esther Twersky of Skver Boro Park; Rebbetzin Shprintzy Landau of Veretzky; and Rebbetzin Baila Flam.

One of the Rebbe’s sisters was the Bostoner Rebbetzin, wife of Rav Pinchos Dovid Horowitz zt”l, founder of the Bostoner chassidus.

Yehi zichrah boruch.

{Gavriel Sitrit-Matzav.com Newscenter}

7 COMMENTS

  1. One of the Rebbe’s sisters was the Bostoner Rebbetzin, wife of Rav Pinchos Dovid Horowitz zt”l, founder of the Bostoner chassidus.

    Rav Pinchos Dovid Horowitz passed away in 1941.How can this be?

  2. Rav Nafuli Frankel shlita, son of Vyelipoler Rebbe is also an aidim: married to the youngest daughter of the Strettiner zatza”l.

  3. BDE
    Another loss to klal yisroel at the early age of 79
    Same age as Rebetzin Kanievsky, Rabbi Tendler of Ner Yisroel and the spinka rebbe of yerushalyim we’re niftar

    Anyone know what chapter in tehillim is 79? The perek of the exact tragic situation in eretz yisroel today and it was written over 3000 by Dovid hamelech.

    Do You think this is coincidence?

    This is another tragic loss for all of klal yisroel for not taking Hashems wakeup calls for teshuva so many times.

    May his neshama have an aliya

  4. BDE
    Another loss to klal yisroel at the early age of 79
    Same age as Rebetzin Kanievsky, Rabbi Tendler of Ner Yisroel and the spinka rebbe of yerushalyim we’re niftar

    Anyone know what chapter in tehillim is 79? The perek of the exact tragic situation in eretz yisroel today and it was written over 3000 by Dovid hamelech.

    Do You think this is coincidence?

    This is another tragic loss for all of klal yisroel for not taking Hashems wakeup calls for teshuva so many times.

    May his neshama have an aliya

  5. Geneology explanation. The rebbi’s father ZTl Harav Yechiel Michel was married two times( one when much younger and once when older).The present remaining siblings are from the second marriage. The Bostoner’s mother was a sister from the first marriage( same father -different mother).The veyelepoler’s son is married to the daughter of Harav yechiel Michel ben HARAV Aharon Yaakov . The tenker rebee in Flatbush on Ave p and e.18th st( his son is married to HARAV ARON Yaakov’s daughter)

  6. why dont we know more about talmidim of “Yeshiva Rav Shlomo Kluger and Yeshivah Torah Vodaas, the Rebbe learned in Bais Medrash Elyon in Monsey, NY, under Rav Reuven Grozovsky zt”l”

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