Brooklyn, NY - Baruch Dayan Emes: R' Shlomo Brevda Zt'l
Published on: January 9th, 2013 at 12:46 AM
By: VIN News Staff
Brooklyn, NY - Rabbi Shlomo Leib Brevda, a renowned maggid shiur who traveled the world to deliver divrei Torah for decades, was niftar on Tuesday at age 81 in Brooklyn at Maimonides Medical Center following a prolonged illness.
In his lifetime, Rabbi Brevda delivered thousands of shiurim and was renowned as one of the greatest baalei mussar of our times. He was also the author of numerous seforim which included several volumes on the yomim tovim as well as commentaries on the seforim of the Vilna Gaon. Hundreds of Rabbi Brevda's shiurim on topics ranging from Jewish values, to yomim tovim and parshas hashavua have been recorded for dissemination to the public.
An exceptional talmid even in his youth, Rabbi Brevda caught the attention of numerous gedolim including R' Chatzkel Levenstein, R' Aron Kotler, R' Chaim Schmuelevitz, the Chazon Ish and the Brisker Rov, who founded his now legendary yeshiva at Rabbi Brevda's request.
The levaya was held Tuesday night in Borough Park at Congregation Bnei Yehuda on 16th Avenue and 53rd Street. The aron was then taken to JFK with a second levaya to take place Wednesday night at 7 PM at Yeshiva Torah Ore in Mattersdorf. Kevura will take place on Har Hamenuchos in Chelkas Harabonim.
Rabbi Brevda, the mechutan of of R' Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, is survived by his wife and six children.