By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Moshe Orenstein, Head Mashpia of the Chabad Yeshiva in Tzfas and known for his proficiency in Chassidus, passed away.
He was 68 and suffered from a heart attack.
Rabbi Orenstein was born on 3 Tammuz 5711 and learned in a Litvish Yeshiva in the Chemed village in Israel.
With the help of Rabbi Lipa Kurtzveil, he began visiting Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim in Kfar Chabad and was drawn to Chassidus.
He eventually enrolled in the Kfar Chabad yeshiva and was a student of the known Mashpiim Rabbi Shlomo Chaim Kesselman and Rabbi Mendel Futerfas.
His first visit to the Rebbe was ahead of 11 Nissan 5730, following which he merited to his first Yechidus on Rosh Chodesh Tammuz.
After his marriage on 3 Tammuz 5735, he lived in Crown Heights for a few years and merited to receive personal instructions from the Rebbe.
Rabbi Orenstein served for many years as the head Mashpia in the Yeshivas Chassidei Chabad Lubavitch in Tzfas. He would present a daily shiur in Tanya, and a weekly shiur in Torah Ohr and Likutei Torah.
Known for his proficiency in Chassidus, his lessons were presented in a clear and simplistic explanation, attracting many participants over the years.
He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and the his many talmidim.
Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.