The Young Israel of Greater Cleveland joins Klal Yisroel in mourning the passing of HaRav Dovid Feinstein, zt”l, and Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks zt”l.
A brief history described below of these two Torah giants cannot fully encapsulate the life, work, and impact they had on the entire Jewish Community globally.
Rav Feinstein was born in Luban in 1929 and emigrated to the United States in 1936 with his illustrious father, Harav Moshe Feinstein zt”l.
After the passing of Rav Moshe, Rav Dovid Feinstein assumed the leadership of his father’s yeshiva on the Lower East Side, Mesivtha Tifereth Yerushalayim.
Rav Dovid Feinstein was a towering Torah scholar, who published many volumes of substantive and inspiring Torah insights. Rav Feinstein maintained prominent communal positions, including serving as a member of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of Agudath Yisrael for many decades.
Rav Dovid was known for his Torah knowledge, his sage guidance, and his communal leadership in times of uncertainty.
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks was the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom. He was Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth – a position he served for 22 years between 1991 and 2013 – Rabbi Sacks held a number of professorships at several academic institutions including Yeshiva University, New York University and King’s College London.
Rabbi Sacks was a world-renowned scholar, teacher and leader who enlightened and inspired, influenced and empowered, world Jewry, global leaders and communities throughout the world.
May both their families, and all of Klal Yisroel impacted by their passing, be comforted.