Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Barukh Dayan ha-Emes: Rabbi Mayer Wasilski, zal

We are sad to announce the petirah of Rabbi Mayer Yitzchok Ben Tzvi Yosef Wasilski, zal, on Pesach. Reb Mayer was the Gabbai of the Breslov Shtiebel on 16th Ave and 55TH St in Borough Park for many years and worked on behalf of the Lakewood Yeshivah. A son of the prominent Breslov leader, Rabbi Herschel Wasilski, zatzal, he was born and raised in Breslov Chassidus. After attending Yeshivah Torah Vodaath, where his father was a respected melamed and maggid shiur, he attended the Breslov Yeshiva in Bnei Brak. He was a talmid of Rav Bergstein, the Rosh Yeshiva there, and had close relationships with Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Bender and Rabbi Elya Chaim Rosen, zatzal, since his childhood. As this unhappy news came to us unexpectedly, we don’t have enough information to write a fitting obituary yet. But Reb Meir was one of the key figures in the New York Breslov kehillah, and his loss will be keenly felt by all. May Hashem comfort his rebbetzin, children, brothers, sisters, extended family and friends, and may we soon see the day when Hashem will “wipe away the tears from all faces.” 

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