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Rabbi Don Yoel Levy, 72, OBM

Rabbi Don Yoel Levy, head of one of the world's largest Kosher certifying agencies who revolutionized the Kashrus industry worldwide, passed away on 22 Nissan, 5780. Full Story

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Boruch Dayan Emes
April 16, 2020 10:55 pm

Oh no. So sad. What a loss for crown heights, khal hachassifim and klal Yisroel! Boruch dayan emes!

So so sorry to hear this news !!!
April 16, 2020 11:19 pm

May his family be comforted !!! Moshiach now !!

When I started the Menachem
April 16, 2020 11:21 pm

When I started the Menachem Education Foundation in 5768 few people believed a moisad Chinuch will succeed. Rabbi Levy was a big fan, he gave his his shul to use Rent Free for 4 years, in addition to other monetary support.
He cared for our community, and our children.
May Hashem Bentch his family, Ad Mosai. Enough!
Zalman Shneur

Nooooooo
April 16, 2020 11:41 pm

He was such a special kind Baal Tzedakah.
The world lost a treasure.
We are so sad.

Yoske Mishe
April 16, 2020 11:46 pm

BDE so sad to hear, To the family: Hamakom Yinachem Eschem Bsoch Shar Aveilei Tzion Yirusholoyim!

Reading it Tears
April 16, 2020 11:47 pm

I am the great-grandson and namesake of Abraham Goldstein. (Just to correct the article, Abraham was long deceased when Rav Berel Levy bought the OK from my grandfather, George Goldstein, in 1968.) I am sitting here, crying. For many years, I ran the Jewish Homemaker for the OK. I was privileged to watch Rav Don Yoel, zt’l, at work. But “work” is the wrong word. Rav Don Yoel saw his kashrus role as a sacred mission to bring more kosher food to more Jews. It was not work, it was a shlichus. Rav Don Yoel’s integrity was part of the… Read more »

What a special person!
April 16, 2020 11:56 pm

Rabbi Levy was a very special person and helped many causes quietly. May his family find true strength to continue, and may he be a true mailitz yoisher for all his loved ones.
עד מתי

A Giant...
April 17, 2020 12:04 am

Rabbi Levy was a giant. A man who breathed Torah and Chassidus from morning to night, who gave Parnossa to so many, Tzedoka to so many, and who brought Kosher to Jews around the world. His untimely passing is unbearable.

If one time you saw him.....
April 17, 2020 12:09 am

It happened to me & I know it happened to others. If one or more times you saw him & interacted a small conversation it was as if he knew who you are…..& just the BIG smile he always had…..what a great lost to our community. He will be missed.

עד מתי
April 17, 2020 12:59 am

Harav don yoel levy was a very special person
He was a big Bal tzedakh very kind and caring ,he was a true mentch and a real Chossid he helped thousands of people in the most respectful manner ,
He will truly be missed
May hashem give his family strength to continue
And very soon we should have moshiach now and be reunited with harav don Yoel Levy

what a loss!
April 17, 2020 12:59 am

Rabbi don yoel was a very special person, people like him are not to be found, very honest very straight, his standards of kashrus was kept very strict, very caring and very good heart, many Jews observed kashrus because of him, many jewish families and many moisdois are standing because of him. The oibershter should grant his family with the best of the best always and with good health and happynes.

Baruch Dayan Emes
April 17, 2020 1:40 am

Baruch Dayan Emes

No words
April 17, 2020 2:03 am

Just tears, and more tears.

So sad as well as for all those that perished.
April 17, 2020 2:11 am

what a terrible loss for the whole world . This man was an angel. He did good his whole life; I am so sorry for this loss. One of a kind. Bd E

shlomo
April 17, 2020 10:58 am

BDE

Bde
April 17, 2020 1:40 pm

What a loss for the whole community! May the family be comforted

Mispalel
April 17, 2020 2:35 pm

I used to daven in Rabbi Levy’s shul. I was very inspired by his seriousness that the chazan should daven at normal pace and not too fast, and most importantly how he really made sure no one spoke during davining. I think we should all learn from him not to talk at all during davining. Of course that’s in addition to the fact that he was a tremendous baal tzedaka and baal chesed and gave hundreds of people paranasa including shluchim all around the world. He will be very missed. I was crying a lot when I heard the news.… Read more »

A special yid
April 17, 2020 3:15 pm

I have not met him but I know a family that he supported for years happily and never making them feel bad. What a special baal tzedaka

Sympathy to the families from Dhansarie and Rashi
April 17, 2020 4:26 pm

I happened to work for the late Rabbi Levy’s mom the late Thelma Levy …what a remarkable person he was……my sister Rashi and I would like to extend heartfelt sympathy to the families…our prayers and thoughts are with you all…goodbye are not an easy task but I shall bid Rabbi Levy farewell on his journey…

heartbroken
April 21, 2020 9:23 am

B.D.E. We lost a great Talmid Chochom, a great Chosid, a great Marbitz Torah and a great Baal Chesed, and the world lost an Odom Godol who elevated the standards of kashrus throughout the world. May his family be consoled with this knowledge, and may we all be Miapallel for Moshiach Now!

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