BARUCH DAYAN HA’EMES: Lakewood Mashgiach Hagaon Harav Matisyahu Salomon ZT”L [UPDATES, YOUR PICTURES]

UPDATE 9:15 AM: Another meeting was held this morning between law enforcement and Lakewood’s emergency services to finalize plans for the Levaya of the Mashgiach ZT”L.

UPDATE 11:25 PM: A meeting was held moments ago between law enforcement and volunteer organizations in Lakewood to plan for the Levaya of the Mashgiach ZT”L.

The Levaya is tentatively scheduled to take place at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday at BMG. Kevurah in Eretz Yisroel.

Tens of thousands are expected at the Levaya.


[Original Post] We regret to inform you of the Petirah of Harav Matisyahu Chaim Salomon, Zecher Tzadik L’Brocha, the longtime Mashgiach of Bais Medrash Govoha of Lakewood who was Niftar this evening after a suffering from a years-long illness.

The Mashgiach, as he was known to all, leaves behind tens of thousands of Talmidim worldwide.

He was 86 years old.

Prior to moving to Lakewood, Rav Matisyahu was the Mashgiach of Gateshead Yeshiva for several decades.

Tens of thousands are expected to attend his Levaya. Details will be published when available.

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  1. A must see:
    Check out the Zera Shimshon on Parshas Vayechi, where he explains that a tzaddiks passing can either be a kapparah for k”y in order to stop a gezeira from taking place or c”v it can be a removal of shmira from k”y r”l.
    He writes that it depends on how we mourn the tzaddik, if we mourn properly [and shed tears for] the righteous tzaddiks passing then the passing will serve as a protection for k”y.

  2. BDE

    what a loss to klal yisroel.
    Such a tzaddik devoted to learning 24-7

    May we all accept Hashems wake up call for serious Teshuva and Achdus together ASAP so Hashem can send Mashiach already bkarov and the tzaddik can serve as Mashgiach of BMG in Yerushalayim.

    May his Neshama have an Aliya

  3. The family asked that the levaya should not be livestreamed on the Internet. It would not be kavod to the mashgiach, as it would go against what the Mashgiach gave his life for.

    • Yes it makes a lot of sense what you are saying.
      The Mashgiach really did give all his strength and lots of his valuable time to fight the internet, due to all the negative results (some individuals getting mentally hurt) that comes from the internet and the Shalom Bayis issues that were in part caused through the internet.

  4. BDE, What a tremendous loss for KLAL YISROEL.

    I think it’s important to remind everyone that when the MASHGIACH got sick, there was one person who gave up everything to do his utmost to make the MASHGIACH comfortable, take him to doctors, and provide everything that he needed.

    That was none other than the GREAT R’ YANKY MEYER Z”L

    I am CHAS VSHALOM not taking away anything from anyone that was active with the MASHGIACH after; I just think it’s important to point this out since R’ Yanky Meyer is unfortunately not with us anymore.

    May we only share BESUROS TOVOS.

  5. I just saw your comment now. If you’re still interested in knowing (maybe you want to tell someone something you heard that you found nice), it was Rav Elya Brudny.
    I know this from looking back at my texts and seeing that my friend texted that to me at 2:04pm.

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