BDE: Reb Moshe Duvid Hoffman, z”l, 96, Holocaust Survivor
This Shabbos, the Boro Park community lost another precious member of the She’eiris Hapleitah, Reb Moshe Duvid Hoffman, a longtime member of the Pupa community in Boro Park, at the age of 96.
He was born in the town of Sambtaheli, Hungary, and learned in the Pupa Yeshiva, under the Pupa Rov, the Vayehchi Yosef, zt”l. He would remain tethered with heart and soul to Pupa through the war, until his last days. During the war he worked in the Munkatabor Slave Labor camp.
The Pupa Rov of Boro Park knew the niftar for decades, and he recalled his simchas hachaim, despite never meriting children. Reb Moshe Duvid was a Talmid Chochom, and since his retirement from the diamond business, about three decades ago, he spent all his days learning with chavrusos.
His family and friends—who surrounded him, and cared for him all the years—likewise recall a Yid from the old home, who represented the ideals of Torah and emunah peshutah, and always had a good word for everyone.
As this candle is extinguished, we have lost one more precious link to a world that once was.
The levaya will take place tomorrow (Sunday) at Shomrei Hadas Chapels at 10:00, with kevurah in the Viener Beis Hachaim.
Yehi Zichro Baruch.