By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Avrohom Moshe Naparstek, one of the senior rabbis at the Central Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch in Kfar Chabad, Israel, passed away on 10 Nissan 5776.
He was 81.
Born on the 14 of Teves 5795, his family escaped from Russia to Poland at the conclusion of the Second World War.
They settled in Israel and he was sent to learn in the Yeshiva Achei Tmimim in Tel Aviv, later enrolling in the Tomchei Tmimim Yeshivas in Lod and Kfar Chabad.
After his marriage to Leah Gorelik, he joined the staff of the legendary Yeshiva. His vast knowledge in Torah and Chassidus and warmth led him to replace Rabbi Shlomo Chaim Kesselman as Mashpia upon his passing.
In addition to teaching and mentoring bochurim, Rabbi Naparstek ran the esrog orchard in the village which he inherited from his father in law, R’ Avraham Shmuel Gorelik.
Rabbi Naparstek also served as a Mashpia in the central shul “Hamerkazi” in Kfar Chabad, giving shiruim in Chassidus and lovingly known as “Moishke.” He served in the Yeshiva for over 4 decades.
He is survived by his wife Leah Naparstek and children: Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Naparstek – South Carolina; Rabbi Schneur Zalman Naparstek – South Africa; Mrs. Malka Levin – Kfar Chabad; Mrs. Chaya Gita Kuperman – Kfar Chabad; Mrs. Rivka Schneerson – Kfar Chabad; Mrs. Mina Greenberg – Beitar Illit; Mrs. Nechama Dina Lerer – Kiryat Malachi; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by his siblings, R’ Israel Naparstek – Kfar Chabad, R’ Yechiel Naparstek – Kfar Chabad, Mrs Henia Wineberg – Vancouver, Canada, Mrs. Golda Golowinski – Crown Heights and R’ Yechezkel Naparstek – Paris, France.
Baruch dayan haemes.