Petirah of Harav Reb Dov Aaron Brisman ZT”L

We regret to inform you of the petira of Harav Reb Dov Aaron Brisman zt”l.

Rabbi Dov Aaron Brisman served as Av Bais Din of the Bais Din of Philadelphia as well as Rav of the Young Israel of Elkins Park for over 32 years, retiring in 2018. He was raised in Los Angeles and attended Yeshivas Ohr Elchonon there.

Afterwards, Rabbi Brisman attended Yeshivas Ner Yisroel in Baltimore and then went on the Mirrer Yeshiva in Yerushalayim where he learnt under Harav Chaim Shmulevitch, zt”l, and Harav Nachum Portzovitz, zt”l. He then went to learn in Beis Medrash Govoha in Lakewood NJ and received סמיכה יורה יורה ידין ידין from Rabbi Schneur Kotler, zt”l, Rosh Yeshiva of Beis Medrash Govoha.

From December 1983 to December 1985, he served as Rabbi of the Far Northeast Congregation. He also taught halachah at Torah Academy Girls High School and was very instrumental in running the Community Kashrus of Philadelphia as well as many other aspects of the community. Rabbi Brisman married Rebbetzin Libby Brisman the daughter of Harav Baruch Leizerowski, zt”l, the previous Av Bais Din of Philadelphia and the former Av Bais Din and Chief Rabbi of Munich, Germany.
Many תלמידי חכמים would come from Lakewood to get שימוש from R’ Brisman in different areas of הלכה. He was מחבר ספר שלמי חגיגה on מסכת חגיגה and wrote a number of תשובה ספרים.

The Levaya will be held this evening Monday, September 19 at 6:00 PM at Goldstein’s 6410 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA Funeral Home. Kevura in Eretz Yisroel.

Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.

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  1. I remember spending a summer there, very choshuve Rov He stood up for what’s right and faught a battle to have a kosher mechitza in his shul. Tremendous loss to klal Yisroel, Boruch Dayan Haemes.

  2. He was a gaon and tzadik, and he exuded a love for yidden and a geshmakeit for Torah. I distinctly remember the shiurim he gave at the Yeshiva of Harav Peretz Brus shlit’a, where I learned for a year. Rav Brisman lived in the area and gave shiurim there from time to time. He also gave his seforim to the bochurim there.
    Yehi Zichro Boruch!

  3. I had the zechus of running the Lakewood Links / Project Gesher Wednesday night learning program in Elkins Park for close to 8 years. He actually presented us with the sefarim mentioned in the article…

    He was a very soft spoken man as well and I had many personal conversations with him as well.

    יהי זכרו ברוך…

    YS Berger

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