The Sanz-Klausenberg community mourned the petirah of Harav Yosef Binyamin Williger, zt”l, one of the eldest and foremost Chassidim, and a close confidant of the Sanz-Klausenberg Rebbe, zy”a. He was niftar early Friday morning.
Harav Williger, 93, was the son of Harav Mordechai, a Chassid of the Sighet and Sanz dynasties.
He was close to many Gedolei Yisrael of the pre- and postwar generation, and would relate the stories and divrei Torah he heard and learned from them and recount their lofty ways of avodas Hashem.
He had an especially close connection with the Sanz-Klausenberg Rebbe, zy”a, and the Rebbe entrusted him with many missions.
The levayah will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Munkatch shul, and continue on to the Sanz-Klausenberg shul. The aron will be flown to Eretz Yisrael on Motzoei Shabbos. Kevurah will be on Har Hamechuos on Sunday.
The family will be sitting shiva at 1830 55th Street.
A full tribute will be forthcoming, b’ezras Hashem.
Yehi zichro baruch.
Updated Friday, October 7, 2016 at 11:37 am