The Chassidic world was plunged into mourning with the petirah Friday morning of the Sanz-Zhviller Rebbe, Harav Shlomo Goldman, zt”l, at the age of 70.
Harav Shlomo was born in Yerushalayim in Nissan 5707/1947, to his father Harav Mordechai of Zhvill, the Yekara D’Malka, and his mother Rebbetzin Sheina Rochel.
Rav Mordechai was the son of Harav Gedaliah Moshe, who was the son of Harav Shlomo (Reb Shlomke) of Zhvill. He was named for his illustrious great-grandfather who was niftar just over a year before he was born.
In 5727/1967, Reb Shlomo married Rebbetzin Miriam Leah, the eldest daughter of the Klausenberger Rebbe, zy”a.
In 5731/1971, after several years in Kiryas Sanz, Netanyah, he moved to America, at the request of his father-in-law, who had founded the community in Union City, New Jersey. He was appointed Rav and Rosh Yeshivah. The Klausenberger Rebbe settled in Union City the following year.
He served as Rebbe in Union City after the petirah of his father-in-law, leading the Klausenberg beis medrash in Union City.
In recent months, the Rebbe was hospitalized several times, and was niftar Friday morning.
The levayah will be held Friday in Union City, and will leave Motzoei Shabbos to Eretz Yisrael, where the Rebbe will be buried.
Yehi zichro baruch.