It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the petirah of Rav Moishe Dovid Labkovsky zt”l. He was in his upper 50s.
Rav Moishe Dovid passed away on Shabbos from a sudden heart attack. He was in Virginia at the time, visiting his son-in-law and daughter, who were vacationing there.
Rav Moishe Dovid was an outstanding talmid chochom and medakdeik b’mitzvos, who devoted his life to limud haTorah, avodas Hashem, and spreading Torah and dikduk b’mitzvos and proper hashkafah to other Yidden. He lived a life that was kulo Torah, a value that he passed on to his wonderful children.
Rav Moishe Dovid maintained a very close kesher with Rav Yosef Rosenblum zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Shaarei Yosher, and consulted with him on many matters, while adhering to Rav Rosenblum’s hashkafah and direction with tremendous bittul and dedication.
Rav Moishe Dovid resided on 78th Street in Bensonhurst, where he was a prominent and beloved member of the Yeshiva Bais Hatalmud community. His sudden petirah has plunged his family, many friends and admirers into mourning.
Rav Moishe Dovid’s wife is a daughter of Rav Shmuel Yitzchok Greenberg zt”l, an alter Mirrer.
Rav Moshe Dovid leaves behind his wife and 11 children, two sons and nine daughters.
The levayah is tentatively scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today at Yeshiva Bais Hatalmud, located at 2127 82nd Street in Brooklyn, NY.
Yehi zichro boruch.