BDE: Rav Avrohom Eliezer Kviat, zt”l
By YS Gold
We are deeply saddened to inform you of the petirah of Rav Kviat, a Talmid chochom who dedicated his life to harbotzas Torah of hundreds of Talmidim over decades.
The niftar was the son of Rav Dovid Kviat, zt”l, author of the multi-volume Sukkas Dovid, and longtime maggid shiur in the Mir. Rav Dovid was also an ardent Slonimer chosid and a prominent “alte Mirer who spent the war years in Shanghai.
It was this confluence of Torah and chassidus that Rav Avrohom Eliezer—named for Rav Dovid’s father—absorbed in the home of his father, and he would be marked by these influences throughout his life.
“What is truly remarkable about him is that despite everything he was going through, he always had a smile on his face and never complained about his situation or the challenges he faced. His ability to maintain a positive outlook and carry on with his work despite his illness is truly admirable,” recalled one longtime acquaintance.
He married, tbl”ch Rebbetzin Beila (Friedman) Kviat, a renowned mechaneches, who was his eizer knegdo throughout his career of harbotzas Torah.
Rav Kviat’s entire life was Torah. He was a maggid shiur in the Aleksander Yeshiva for many years, where he shaped countless Talmidim. They recall his deep shiurim and his burning ahavas hatorah to this day. Mispalelim in the Slonimer shtiebel in Boro Park recall the way he would sit there every evening with his chavrusa plumbing the depths of sugyos with great toil.
Following the petirah of his father, he assumed the leadership of the Agudah of 18th Avenue, where he became greatly endeared to the mispalelim.
He was stricken with an illness a number of years ago and recovered. He struggled to maintain his learning schedule despite all this. Sadly, the machlah returned a few months ago, and he returned his neshomoh to its maker on Friday night.
The Levaya will take place Sunday morning at 9:30 at the Agudah of 18th Avenue.
Yehi Zichro Baruch