BDE: Ha’gaon Rav Avrohom Knobloch, zt”l
The Bobov-45 chassidus was stricken this morning with the bitter news of the passing of one of its pe’er, an example of a chossid who exuded warmth and joy and heart, all wrapped into the mantle of Torah and avodah.
Rav Avrohom Chaim was born 70 years ago in Brooklyn to his father Reb Berish Knobloch, and his mother, Mrs. Esther (Née Fasten). From the earliest age, Bobov ran in his veins, and, being from the first generation of post-Holocaust children, he represented the rebirth.
He entered the newly established Bobover Cheder in Crown Heights, and for the ensuing seventy years of his life, he would live and breathe Bobov, and become mekushar with heart and soul to the Rebbeim.
He married tbl”ch, his devoted Eishes Chayil, the former Friedel Orlansky (of the distinguished Novaradoker family), with whom he raised a beautiful family.
“He was always with a smile, and always had a wise, insightful, and sensitive remark to share,” said one person who knew R’ Avrohom for many years.
In addition to being a great Talmid Chochom, and a longtime maggid shiur in the Mesivta, Rav Avrohom was a phenomenal, heartfelt ba’al tefillah. For years, he would serve as the ba’al shachris at the shul of Rav Yaakov Yosef Halberstam (Beis Chaim Yehoshua), and as the ba’al shachris in the Beis Medrash of Bobov-45. His tefillos would pierce the heavens, and elevate all those who heard them.
Now, after suffering with illness for a number of years, he ascends to Shomayim to bring his tefillos before the Kisei Hakovod, following a lifetime of Torah with joy and ehrlichkeit.
Yehi Zichro Baruch.
The levaya will take place at noon today at the Beis Medrash of Bobov-45, at 14th Avenue and 49th Street.