Petirah of Rav Aharon Walkin Z”L, Rosh Yeshivah and Rov in Lakewood [UPDATED]

We regret to inform you of the Petirah of Rav Aharon Walkin Z”L. He was 54.

The Rav Z”L served as a Rosh Yeshivah in Queens, as well as a Rav in a Shul in Lakewood.

He was Niftar at his home this evening.

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Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.

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  1. Aiyeyaiyai!!! Gevald! Gevald! Rebono shel oilam the the best diamonds of Klal Yisroel your taking away from us. Oiy na lanu!! I can’t stop crying

  2. So then why don’t we as a nation together wake up to serious teshuva and tefilla? Do you think this is just coincidence? The angels are suffering too as so many tzaddikim are being taken away from us in a mageifa were all on now currently R”L

    we’re stuck at home now anyways so why don’t we all devote ourselves to a time of serious teshuva fasting and tefilla?

    May Hashem accept all our tefillos and make a complete halt come to this mageifa very soon

    • Fasting in Nissan is not allowed, is it?
      Hopefully it will be over by then, but if not we should dedicate Iyar to אני י׳ רופאיך and fast, cry and daven seriously about it

  3. Hashem!!
    What a great loss to K’lal Yisroel!!
    He was a tremendous Talmid chacham and was close with many gedolim. He LOVED every yid. Always made everyone feel so good. What a loss!! May his Choshev family have a Nechama!!

  4. What ?!
    I’m in shock.
    I didnt even know he was sick.
    Oy vey, what a loss. I know him for many years.
    The Rav was a gaon adir yet so quiet and humble. You never saw his name in any papers or anything.
    So young. So tragic.
    The previous poster is right. Hashem is taking our most precious diamonds, R”L.
    Nebech. BDE.

  5. A Shocking Tragedy. The Rov aside from his unparalleled ahavas yisroel was an unending fountain of stories of gedolim
    And the ability to convey the lessons from those stories into our daily lives.
    Perhaps we can commit to being a source of always encouraging other people’s dreams and goals. The Rov with his amazing Ayin Tova was a real gaon in this area as well.

  6. OY Oy Oy, I’m crying. we grew up in the same neighborhood , our Parents were good friends. R Aharon was the happiest person I ever met. Whenever I used to meet him , I’d get a big hug and he would inquire about each of my siblings by name.
    Chavel Al Davden.

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