Rav Shachne Zohn Hospitalized

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rav-shachne-zohnRav Shachne Zohn, one of the last remaining talmidim of the Chofetz Chaim and one of the tzaddikei hador, has been hospitalized after feeling unwell. Rav Zohn is now at Shaarei Tzedek Medical Center in Yerushalayim, where doctors are treating him. He suffered a precipitous drop in blood pressure and high fever as his conditioned has been deemed serious.

Rav Zohn, who is 101 years old, served for 30 years as a rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Torah Vodaas in Brooklyn and authored the seforim Ateres Yaakov, named for his father, Rav Yaakov Zohn zt”l.

In his later years, Rav Zohn has lived in Yerushalayim and has been rosh kollel of Kollel Kodshim V’Taharos for nearly forty years.

In his youth, Rav Zohn studied at the yeshivos of Mir and Kamenitz in Europe and received semichah from Rav Boruch Ber Leibowitz zt”l. He is one of the few living people to have had the privilege of spending time with the Chofetz Chaim zt”l.

Several years ago, Rav Zohn had a remarkable dream. In his words: “I saw the Chofetz Chaim…and he said to me to make known in the world that the redemption is close, and it is necessary to be ready for the redemption.” Being humble by nature, Rav Zohn did not mention his dream publicly. Then the dream was repeated. The Chofetz Chaim came once again and repeated the message, at which time Rav Zohn revealed the dream publicly.

In his youth, one of Rav Zohn’s chavrusos was Rav Chaim Pinchos Scheinberg zt”l, the great rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Torah Ore who was just niftar last week. Rav Zohn himself had been to the Scheinberg home to be menachem avel the family. Over the last two days, however, his condition deteriorated.

All are asked to daven for Rav Shalom Shachnah ben Ettel.

{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel with reporting by Casriel Bauman-Matzav.com}


  1. He doesn’t like it when people call him a talmid of the Chofetz Chaim, he knew the Chofetz Chaim bet was not a talmid.

  2. Yidden all over the world are asked to continue reciting Tehillim and learn Torah as a Zechus for the famous Magid of the generation Harav Shlomo Brevda Shlita, who is in need of a Refuah Sheleimah. He has been hospitalized at a medical center in Manhattan his condition is stil critical.
    The name for Tehillim is: “Shlomo Leib ben Miriam”

  3. TIME FOR TESHUVA may we start doing teshuva before its too late C”V

    HOW many more Tzaddikim will need to pass C”V to get Hashem’s wake-up call, before we start doing teshuva?

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  5. He is well equanted with Rav Shlomo Brevda who is also in great need of a Refuah Shlemah the name for Davening is “Shlomo Leib ben Miryam”

    The Rav is not doing well to say the least he can’t really move around and is going through rough treatment that leaves him with out energy.

    May Hashem have Rachmonos on all of us and send a Refuah Shlemah to all the Tzadikim among the rest of Klall Yisroel.

    Please continue Davening for Shloma Leib ben Miryam

  6. May we all daven for his speady and complete refuah shelaima bmeheira! only good news, with the coming of mashiach, amen!

  7. He only spent 4 days with the Chofetz Chaim. He was a bachur spending shobbos in Radin. The Chofetz Chaim said in his drasha that week, that everyone should make a daily cheshbon hanefesh. This is what R’ Zohn told us in one of his shiurim.


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