1,000 Attend Levaya of Dr. Raymond Feinberg z”l

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candle-small6The levaya of Dr. Raymond Feinberg z“l was held yesterday at Parkside Funeral Home in Queens with an estimated 1000 people in attendance.

Dr. Feinberg was the dedicated doctor of the rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim, Rav Henach Leibowitz zt”l, for almost 50 years. There was a period about 40 years ago when the rosh yeshiva was quite ill. Dr. Feinberg reportedly would not leave the rosh yeshiva’s side the entire night, choosing to sleep on the floor of the room where the rosh yeshiva was. His dedication to and loving medical care for each of the yeshiva ‘s talmidim, their wives and their
families is legendary.

He would regularly see ill yeshiva talmidim, without regard for medical insurance cards or lack thereof, and without the “who is paying” attitude so prevalent today. His medical advice was invaluable and his warmth and love were indescribable.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{Yossi Schneider-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Dr. Feinberg was a warm gentle and highly skilled medical professional. His love and dedication to all of us in the Yeshiva was legendary. The kovod of the masses attending his levaya is well deserved. May he be a maylitz yosher for his family and the entire Yeshiva.


  2. So true,

    I learned at yeshiva Chofetz Chaim and I once went to his office when I was sick. After the thorough examination he shmoozed with me at his desk. I was worried about a certain health issue. I remember so clearly how he patiently soothed my worries. At the end he asked me what type if insurance I had. He took down the information (I don’t think I was covered for that visit – which I’m sure he realized – and he never asked me for payment!)

    If I remember correctly, the yeshiva changed a Shabbos from in to out. We were told the reason was because Dr. Feinberg had suggested so to the Rosh Hayeshiva zt”l, after seeing a number of dormitory talmidim sick.

    What a sweet and humble person. Yehi Zichro Baruch!

  3. Dr. Feinberg was a doctor “from the old school” who actually cared about his patients and did not care about receiving payment! His dedication to every one was legendary. He helped me in an emergency situation when my regular doctor wouldn’t be bothered on a weekend. Ofcourse this was done free of charge! He raised a beautiful family despite his hecti c schedule. So many are so indebted to him (which was evident by the fact that the entire Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim attended his moving levaya)!

  4. I believe this is the doctor who cared for my father. He saved his life by finding a surgeon who had invented a new procedure. I recall as a child the great comfort of his presence. His yelling up the stairs to his boys, ‘Listen to your Mother.’ His smile. He inspired me to become a doctor. Would that I was worthy.


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