Petirah of R’ Ela Dovek Z”L

We regret to inform you of the Petirah of R’ Ela Dovek Z”L, who was Niftar in Lakewood today.

R’ Ela Z”L was a longtime resident of Boston. He was 93.

His wife is Edith, and children are Mrs. Esther Levine (Lakewood), Chaim Naftali Dovek (Boston), Mrs. Freidy Kaufman (Lakewood), and Mrs. Rivky Fireman (Boston).

The Levaya is scheduled to take place at 10:00 AM Sunday at the 7th Street Chapel in Lakewood. Kevurah in Eretz Yisroel.

Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.

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  1. He was the owner of Israel Book Shop for over 50 years. His godles was that he was soft spoken and a tremendous BAAL MIDOS. He and his chushuva wife were extremely instrumental in helping MOSDOS HATORAH in Boston and raised a beautiful family May he have a lichtige gan eden and be a meilitz yosher for his entire family

  2. Founder of Israel Book shop A very chashuva yid Soft spoken and had such a sweetness to him Raised beautiful generations of ehrliche bnei Torah Will be missed BDH

  3. Israel Book Shop was the sole distributer of Metzuda Siddur at one time. I bought Metzuda Machzorim and Selichos from his son in yeshiva and I still use them. Zchuso gadol meoid, a groisa marbitz torah.

  4. He also funded the publishing of many seforim produced by others. Including rarities which would not have been commercially viable. I was once involved in settling a dispute between 2 publishers and he spoke softly and his upright business standards brought both sides to do right and avoid getting either one hurt. It was very impressive to see. His special charity fund did many great things. חבל על דאבדין

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