The Linzer Rov, Rav Aharon Wieder zt”l

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linzer-rovIt is with great sadness that we report the passing this past Shabbos of the Linzer Rov, Rav Aharon Wieder zt”l, chaver habadatz of Kehillas Sanz-Klausenberg. He was 90.

Rav Wieder was the father-in-law of the Sanz-Klausenberger Rebbe of America.

Rav Wieder was from last remaining Chassidic rabbonim of the pre-war era. Known as a respected posek, he was the author of the seforim Pri Aharon.

Born in Munkatch to his parents, Rav Alter Boruch and Tziporah Wieder, Rav Wieder received semichah at the young age of 18. He endured the concentration camps during World War II, losing his wife and child, and other family members, during the war. Rav Wieder subsequently married his cousin, Chana, daughter of his uncle, Rav Pinchos, and they immigrated with their two children to the United States in 1949. Rav Wieder became a maggid shiur at the Sanz Klausenberger yeshiva and a member of the Sanz Klausenberger bais din.

Rav Wieder suffered a stroke several weeks ago and was niftar early Shabbos morning.

The levaya was held on Motzoei Shabbos Parshas Vayikrah at his bais medrash, Ner Boruch Linz, on 15th Avenue in Boro Park. His son-in-law, the Sanz-Klausenberger Rebbe, delivered a hesped, describing his father-in-law’s tzidkus, remarking that it was with phenomenal bitachon that Rav Wieder accepted the petirah of his oldest son, Rav Alter Boruch, a decade ago.

The levaya in Eretz Yisroel was held in Petach Tikvah, were Rav Wieder was buried in the Segulah bais hachaim near his uncle, the Imrei Yosef of Spinka. Hespeidim there were delivered by the Sanz-Klausenberger Rebbe of Eretz Yisroel, Rav Naftali Frankel, and Rav Wieder’s sons, Rav Yitchok Isaac and Rav Moshe Mordechai.

Rav Wieder is survived by his wife, Rebbetzin Chana Wieder, and his children, Mrs. Malka Eisenberger, Rav Pinchos Wieder, Rav Yitzchok Isaac Wieder, Rebbetzin Tziporah Halberstam, Mrs. Charny Hershkowitz, Rav Berel Wieder, Rav Meir Wieder and Rav Moshe Mordechai Wieder. He also leaves behind two sisters, Mrs. Sara Lowy and Mrs. Miriam Weiss.

Yehi zichro boruch.

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