BDE: Rabbi Heshy Hirth, Zt”l, Leading Figure in Passaic Community

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Rabbi Heshy Hirth, head of Yeshiva Ketana of Passaic and a leading figure in building that community, was niftar on Shabbos following a months-long illness.

Rabbi Hirth was a talmid of Harav Meir Stern, shlita, in the Kaminetzer Yeshiva in Woodridge. When that yeshiva closed, Rabbi Hirth followed Rav Stern to Passaic, and was instrumental in building that community.

He was involved in all communal projects in Passaic. As the community expanded, every few years Rabbi Hirth would have a new building built for the school.

He was a noted talmid chacham, respected by rabbanim across America.

The levayah was held in the Bais Yaakov building in the Ohel Rivka Hall on Pennington Avenue in order to accommodate the large volume of people which was expected to attend. An overflow crowd with people from all walks of life of the Passaic Jewish community came to give kavod acharon to the person responsible for the growth and vitality of the city.

Hespedim were delivered by Harav Meir Stern, shlita, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Gedolah of Passaic, Harav Yeruchom Olshin, shlita, Rosh Yeshiva of Bais Medrash Govoha of Lakewood, Rabbi Hirth’s three brother, five sons and a son in law.

Kevurah will be on Har Hamenuchos in Yerushalayim.

Yehi zchro baruch.


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