Thursday, September 25, 2008
Petirah of Harav Binyomin Yehoshuah Zilber zt''l, the ''Oz Nidberu''
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Harav Binyomin Yehoshuah Zilber zt"l, renowned posek and author of Shailos Uteshuvos Oz Nidberu." A boki in Shas and poskim, Rav Zilber, one of the senior poskim and a member of the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah in Eretz Yisroel, was known as well for his tremendous tzidkus. Rav Zilber was known as "Rav Binyomin Hatzaddik," a title said to have been given to him by the Chazon Ish zt"l. Rav Zilber was also the author of Shailos Uteshuvos Mishnas Binyomin, and other works. Rav Zilber, whose rebbetzin was just nifteres several months ago, was 91.The levaya will take place this evening, first in Bnei Brak, at 4 Sderot Abaye V'Rava, where Rav Zilber lived, and then, at 10 p.m., in Kikar Shabbos in Yerushalayim. Kevurah will take place on Har Hazeisim.Yehi zichro boruch.