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    Rabbi Yitzchok Zirkind, 57, OBM

    Rabbi Yitzchok Zirkind, a respected talmid chacham who was elected to the Crown Heights Beis Din, passed away Monday. Levaya: Tuesday, 10:00 am. Full Story

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    BDE
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    BDE

    Sad soo many good Rabbonim passing away young.

    AD MOSAI!
    Guest
    AD MOSAI!

    ????????????????????????????????????????

    ad mosai!!!
    Guest
    ad mosai!!!

    no words!!

    baruch dayyan haemes
    Guest
    baruch dayyan haemes

    sorry to hear that , !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Y p
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    Y p

    We want moshiach now

    mendoza
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    mendoza

    this is very scarry .. mamsh ah shreck B-D-E

    so sad.
    Guest
    so sad.

    boruch dayan hoemes, may we see moshiach now! why is the levaya tomorrow.

    Meir
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    Meir

    B”H I believe that he was also on the hanhala of Hadara Torah

    to #7
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    to #7

    b/c i think one or some of his children are flying home

    Oy....
    Guest
    Oy....

    Reb Yitzchok was a chossid of a rare kind. A man of Halakha that never compromised on the details. He will be dearly missed. Crown Heights has lost one of its best today.

    ??? BDE
    Guest
    ??? BDE

    wow!! so young. was he ill??

    to #7
    Guest
    to #7

    he has a daughter in australia,

    Wondering
    Guest
    Wondering

    So sad:( what did he pass away from?

    BDE
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    BDE

    may his family and community have nechoma

    Agree with number 10
    Guest
    Agree with number 10

    So true

    He was
    Guest
    He was

    3 days of crying will not be enough for this loss…..

    Boruch N. Hoffinger                BS"D
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    Boruch N. Hoffinger BS"D

    Shocked and saddened!
    Oy! Unbelievable…tragedy…terrible.
    “Ha’makom yenahem etkhem betokh she’ar avelei Tziyonvi’Yerushalayim.”
    I know a number of wonderful Zirkind family members.
    I’m numb…awful…we must all do ‘teshuva,’ NOW!

    Chossid
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    Chossid

    We as a kehilla needs to stand behind our current rabbonim. Here was a Rov who has a private paying job and was able to balance both his work and rabbonium, He wasn’t bought off by either side of the argument. Torah stands for all without politics. BD”E and hopefully his children can get some nechamah knowing what a father they had!

    Shocked BD"E
    Guest
    Shocked BD"E

    🙁

    Moshiach NOW!
    Guest
    Moshiach NOW!

    He was a very special man. I would see him come home from work at crazy hours and he wasa very hones persont.You don’t find such people today.

    BDE
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    BDE

    This is the crazziest sadest news, to say he was a tamim, an honest upright man who completely abided by the shulchan aruch is an understatement… what a special person, he will be greatly missed….

    Chidon
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    Chidon

    thanks to Rabbi Zirkind (and a few others), I now have a very good knowledge of more than half the Sefer Hamitzvos of the Rambam (I was a very active participant in the Chidon years 5763-5765)

    I know his brother well.
    Guest
    I know his brother well.

    And I am very sorry for the whole family. I didn’t know him, but his brother is the rov of Bais Franklin.

    from a brhs studen
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    from a brhs studen

    to us beis rivka girls he wasnt just the accountant…yes we remember him sitting behind his desk up those crickety stairs in his office, but most of us remember him as the man who blew shofar for us during the entire month of elul!!! probably the only time the shul was completely silent, what a special memory to have of such a special man, and may he be reunited with us and his family with the ultimate blow of the shofar, with moshiach now!
    rd

    bde
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    bde

    i can’t believe what i’m reading. this is so unreal. what a special, erliche person. and what a beatiful famiy. my heart is bleeding for you. mrs. zirkind, may hashem give you koach to cope and continue raising your wonderful children in the a way that sets an example for the rest of us of what chassidishkeit is. you are all in our thoughts.

    Shocked!!!!!!!
    Guest
    Shocked!!!!!!!

    May Hashem comfort his dear wife and children!!! Moshiach now!!!!!!!!!

    Appreciate what we have
    Guest
    Appreciate what we have

    Rabbi Zirkind was a true talmud chochom and rov, and i’m sure achrei mos kedoshim emor, besides the “regular Justified cries of ad mosai and achdus’ i think we should learn to Appreciate the other good pepole of CH both in public office and outside of office that are alive!

    To  Shternie and family
    Guest
    To Shternie and family

    Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avalay Tzion Yerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur Vehu besochom.
    Zulst Mer Nisht Visen Fun Kein Tzaar.

    kozlovsky family

    There are simply no words
    Guest
    There are simply no words

    What a special kind, person, who always had a smile on his face when he saw me or my family.Hamakom yenachem eschem bsoch shar aveilei tzion v’yerushalayim. May his family find comfort and his neshama should have a an aliya. May he pierce the heavens and demand MOSHIACH TO COME NOW!

    to # 7
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    to # 7

    1 of the kids live in australia

    BDE
    Guest
    BDE

    Moshiach NOW

    BS''D
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    BS''D

    So sad…
    Hashem Yinochem eschem besoch shaar avolei tzion veyerusholayim.

    Very special person
    Guest
    Very special person

    Why does hashem take the good ones? He was SO nice and understanding with lots of patience and made you feel like you were taking to a good friend.

    He will be sorely missed.

    May his family find nechama in how special he was.

    למשפחת זירקינד היקרה!
    Guest
    למשפחת זירקינד היקרה!

    אין מילים להביע את הכאב הגדול

    אבידה גדולה של חסיד שמקרין שמחה ואהבת ישראל אמיתית

    משתתפת בצערכם מרחוק ומאחלת לכם שתזכו להפגש איתו בקרוב ממש עם משיח.

    מושקא מלכיאלי

    shocked
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    shocked

    Bd”e, so sad… We lost a special choshuve cousin, even I am far away in Belgium my heart is in ny with the family…

    Raboisai!!!
    Guest
    Raboisai!!!

    He was 57, what is going on here????????????????????????????????????????

    to #7 and #30
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    to #7 and #30

    and 1 son lives in Israel

    oy oy oy
    Guest
    oy oy oy

    moshiach now, what a loss, ad mosai

    bde
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    bde

    did he live on eastern parkway by any chance???

    student of one of his children
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    student of one of his children

    So sorry:(
    BDE

    baruch dayan emes
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    baruch dayan emes

    this is so sad

    BDE
    Guest
    BDE

    BDE AD Mosai???

    Crown Heightser
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    Crown Heightser

    BDE — such a special man, such a loss for us all!!! Once, when my daughter was a finalist in the Chidon, and the program ended late at night, he (with his daughter) walked her home at 2 am!! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I opened the door. And he did it with such simcha and humility. Moshiach — we need you even before the levaya!

    malca b
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    malca b

    abishter – enough aleady – stop taking the good ones from our midst – take the rasha’s –

    my heart aches for the zirkind families – his parents, wife, children and sibling.

    ad mosei – please NOW

    To the entire Zirkind Family
    Guest
    To the entire Zirkind Family

    Hamokom Yenachem Eschem Besoch Shaar Aveilei Tzion VeYerusholoim. I had the privilege of studying with R’ Yitzchok at Bedford and knew him to be a Yirei Shomayim, Lamdan and a person who cared about others. May the family know of only goodness and happiness from now on. Tehay Zichro Boruch.

    Kalman Shor and Family

    WE all grieve for his loss!
    Guest
    WE all grieve for his loss!

    The reason why the Levya s tomorrow s The Rav sad they should wait for hs Oldest son Yehuda Ber who lves IN Eretz Yisroel to come in. His daughter from Australia will presumably not make it on time. My memories of Rabbi Zirkind go back to when he was my Rebbe in Yeshiva Chanoch Lenaar b 5741 his quick wit vast knowledge etc. Will be sorely missed. Who could imagine seeing hm Shabbos Afternoon that less then 48 hrs later he would be taken from us!!! AD MOSAI AD MOSAI AD MOSAI !!!!

    why the good guys?
    Guest
    why the good guys?

    Yitzchok, you will be missed very much by all. Baruch Dayan HaEmes

    Ad mosai!!
    Guest
    Ad mosai!!

    Moshiach now

    Rabbi Zirkind
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    Rabbi Zirkind

    You were visibly aidel.
    From the little that I know of your family, I am deeply impressed and touched by your goodness.
    Yehi ratzon that Crown Heights should be zoche to give you nachas.
    M

    Shocking!
    Guest
    Shocking!

    BDE

    May we know only of Simchas.

    shocking!
    Guest
    shocking!

    Why Hashem!!

    another beis rivka student
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    another beis rivka student

    I didn’t know rabbi Zirkind personally but a special person he was! He would always nod his head, and you could tell just from looking at him what a pure neshama he was. i agree with the girl that wrote about the shofar blowing every elul. Wow, incredible! And he used to speak to us about halachic matters like tznius and others. This person will surely be missed and I can’t believe we won’t be seeing him around anymore!! 🙁

    from Gita Goodman
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    from Gita Goodman

    Dear Sterna,
    terribly shocked,
    My thoughts are with you and your dear family.
    Gita

    Brigetta Paneth
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    Brigetta Paneth

    Dearest Sterna and family,
    I am very saddened by this terrible news, may hashem comfort you and yours.
    all my love
    Brigetta

    Wake up
    Guest
    Wake up

    BDE!

    “Vehachai yiten el libo”, the living shall take to heart.
    Something like this is only part of Hashem’s master plan to bring moshiach- and that’s where we come in.

    We should take this terrible thing and use this as a springboard to wake ourselves and everyone around us up, that Moshiach is mamash almost here and we need to shrei “AD MOSSAI”, for real!

    This is surely what Rabbi Zirkind is watching and waiting for us to do.

    Sruly
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    Sruly

    I’m lying here crying, my father knew Rabbi Yitzchak Zirkind for over 50 years he was one in a million.
    He was the only person in Ch that not a single person had a bad thing to say about.
    He cared and loved everyone.

    Rabbi and Mrs Moshe Feller
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    Rabbi and Mrs Moshe Feller

    To Shterna and family, his parents and siblings,
    Hamakom yinachem eschem b’soch she’ar avaylay tzion
    virushalayim.

    ch resident
    Guest
    ch resident

    i still can’t believe it, how could this be?
    aibishter you must fix the gerechtige taine fun yidin azmoshiach muz kumen yetzt!!!!

    Im so sorry to hear
    Guest
    Im so sorry to hear

    i”m so sorry to hear that rabbi zirkind passed away
    i wish the zirkind family only good news and happiness
    to the family i want to say to my teachers miss
    zirkind you are the best person you could ever be and your father is very proud of you for all you have done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CORRECTION
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    CORRECTION

    the chidon is a project of the Iggud Menahalei Hayeshivos – not Tzivos Hshem

    I am shocked!
    Guest
    I am shocked!

    I can not process this information. I love him as a rov, and a yoetz. I wish his family from this point on only lots of goodness.

    bdh
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    bdh

    does anyone know if he has little children?

    To the Zirkinds
    Guest
    To the Zirkinds

    The entire community is shocked by this terrible news. May Hashem comfort your family and bring you Nechama. All day memories of Rabbi Zirkind flood my head, I can’t believe this has actually happened. Just utterly shocked.

    oyoyoy
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    oyoyoy

    this soooooo sad

    Bryna
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    Bryna

    to the Zirkind family, our deepest sympathy to your family, I didn’t know Rabbi Zirkind personally, but I knew one of his daughters and heard such wonderful things about him. May Hashem bless your family and help you through this somber time

    Keren Leeds
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    Keren Leeds

    Dearest Shterna and family,
    Hamakom yinachem eschem b’soch she’ar avaylay tzion
    virushalayim. I am so sorry for your loss.

    BDH!
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    BDH!

    his wife is my teacher and she is an amazing woman. so sorry.

    BD"H
    Guest
    BD"H

    Reb Yitzchok was a realMentch, we are all going to miss a mentch like him, very few like him.

    BDE
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    BDE

    There are no words to describe the great shock and pain. May Hashem comfort his dear parents, wife and children as only He can. A family that is renowned for their devotion to Ahavas Yisroel, Hachnosas Orchim to an amazing extent. From now and onwards may they know only tov ha-nireh ve-ha’nigleh and no more tzaar chas ve’sholom.

    Member of Anash
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    Member of Anash

    A true soldier of the Rebbe!

    Baruch Dayan Haemes
    Guest
    Baruch Dayan Haemes

    AD MOSAI!

    #62
    Guest
    #62

    Reb Yitzchok’s youngest boys are still teenagers. Baruch Hashem he lived to see a grandaughter and a grandson from his daugher who lives in Australia. May each of his adult children find their zivug hagun immediately, and may they be blessed with many Yitzchok Zirkind’s by the first yhartzeit, who will follow in his footsteps. Gevalt! We need Moshiach. I still can’t believe this! Yizchok, I will alway remember your smile, your joy of living, your efforts to turn machlokes into peace, and to educate us regarding halacha.

    Why Hashem!
    Guest
    Why Hashem!

    Toooooo many Toooo freeeeekquently! Ad mossai!

    what are we todo differently?!

    Dear Family Zirkind
    Guest
    Dear Family Zirkind

    Hamokom yenachem eschchem bsoch shaarei avelei tziyon v’Yerushalayim.

    My deepest sympathy to you during this most painful time.

    I have never had a Shabbos meal in a more Heimish atmosphere than your home. I have never met a more humble and unassuming Moreh Horaah than your dear father and husband. He was loved and respected by all.

    Dovid Leib

    Avigail Hasofer
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    Avigail Hasofer

    You and your family have my heartfelt prayers and deepest sympathy.

    to Mrs. Zirkind and Mushkie
    Guest
    to Mrs. Zirkind and Mushkie

    Hope Hashem comforts you from this terrible loss
    With the coming of Moshiach now!
    we will try to always remember and emulate your great husband and father

    hamokom yenachem
    Guest
    hamokom yenachem

    I personally did not know R’ Zirkind, but from reading all the tragic reactions to his sudden petirah, I realise that Chabad, and Klal Yisroel in general, have really lost a great man;
    my heart goes out to his parents, wife, siblings and children; I cannot begin to imagine their shock, pain and grief at his passing;
    May Hashem give them the strength to continue, and may their father be a Gutte better, for them all and for us;
    May they know of no more tzzaar;

    toby and yankel lieder
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    toby and yankel lieder

    shterna, i am so sorry for your loss. I am mamish so sad for you. It is very sad to loose someone so dear.
    My heart goes for you, Love Toby

    B-D-E
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    B-D-E

    Please could we know what was the cause of this tragedy?
    The whole community are with the Zirkinds at this time of immense sorrow; May we only hear good news

    hamokom Yenachem
    Guest
    hamokom Yenachem

    Shterna, I am so saddened and shocked by your terrible loss! Hashem should give you the strength you need at this most difficult time. With blessings for Moshiach RIGHT now!
    Brocha Leah Greenberg

    ADMOSAI! ADMOSAI! ADMOSAI!
    Guest
    ADMOSAI! ADMOSAI! ADMOSAI!

    Very raw emotions uncovers in time of such tragedy. Emotional pain and heart wrenching grief is immediate. Sympathy and comfort for those who r”l lost a loved one. But, chevra, SHOCK! SHOCK! Let us not ch”v become immune to this horrific event. Such a young beautiful person – taken from our midst. We are past the stage of asking WHY – We want to know WHEN! When is Moshiach coming? What we see in this dark, long and dreary Golus is pain and suffering and so sadly r”l within our Young. Please, please Hashem ENOUGH! Zol SHOIN Zein Dee GEULAH!!!… Read more »

    #13 and #79
    Guest
    #13 and #79

    Why do people always need to know the cause? If the family wanted you to know they would publicize. Will it bring him back? It is grob, it is a new thing in this media-world we have ot know every fact and detail. Go say some tehillim for his neshomo and family and don’t worry about things you can’t change.

    Hamokom Yenachem Eschem Besoch Shaar Aveilei Tzion VeYerusholoim
    Guest
    Hamokom Yenachem Eschem Besoch Shaar Aveilei Tzion VeYerusholoim
    BD"E
    Guest
    BD"E

    So socked nothing i can say…but …Hamokom Yenachem Eschem Besoch Shaar Aveilei Tzion VeYerusholoim…We need Moshiach now!!!Ad mosai!!

    Mendy Kreiman

    bde
    Guest
    bde

    I remember him always learning Shulchan Aruch of the Alter Rebbe, hilchos Shabbos, in 770 with a chavrusa.
    Zechuso yagen aleinu, and may Hashem comfort his wonderful family.

    Vi Ha Chai
    Guest
    Vi Ha Chai

    Yiten El Libo.

    zirkinds
    Guest
    zirkinds

    you are very special
    your father should have much nachas from you always
    and very soon you should hug him again
    and we will all dance together
    with the coming of moshiach

    another bais rivkah student
    Guest
    another bais rivkah student

    Another Bais Rivkah Sudent,
    Every year we would wait for Rabbi Zirkind to come down from his office to blow the shofer. The whole shul was silint not even a wesper would be herd. He was a quit man that was upstirs in his office. The whole bais rivkah will miss him thus year by euplul , but Moshica is coming before that so we don’t have to worrie about that. May the whole family only see reveld good and may we merrit to see moshica rite now!

    From a student of Chanoch Lenaar
    Guest
    From a student of Chanoch Lenaar

    His smile will always be remembered. His positive attitude towards us was endearing and supportive. Baruch Dayan HaEmes. I will miss him.

    his son Yehuda Ber
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    his son Yehuda Ber

    Today, Shabbos Shuva, I had the zchut to meet his son, Yehuda Ber, here in Melbourne, with whom stories were shared and to hear how lovingly his son spoke of his Father, Rabbi Zirkind’s neshama for sure is being elevated daily by all of his family’s mitzvot in his memory.

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