BDE: Reb Moshe Yitzchok Zuckerman, z”l, Boro Park-Toms River
By: Boropark24 staff
The tragic news of the sudden and shocking passing of Reb Moshe Yitzchok Zuckerman, z”l, hit the communities of Boro Park and Toms River, as well as the Gerer chassidus around the world, like a bolt of lightning on a clear, tranquil day. The niftar was 54, and had suffered a stroke last week.
He was born to, ybl”ch, his father Reb Yehoshua Heschil, who was the youngest talmid of Rav Aharon Kotler in Lakewood. Indeed, he infused in Moshe Yitzchok a burning ahavas haTorah which he would carry with him until his last day. He learned in the Stoliner yeshiva in Boro Park, and went on to learn in Mir and Brisk
He was drawn close to the Pnei Menachem of Ger, and his entire life was a fusion of the worlds of Brisk and Ger. He would always be saying over vertlach and divrei Torah from both schools.
Rav Moshe Rotberg, the Rov of a prominent shul in Toms River, spoke about the incredible lev tov—and how Reb Moshe Yitzchok was there to lend a hand as soon as he came to the neighborhood.
Last week, he suffered a debilitating stroke, and was hospitalized in critical condition. He was niftar over Shabbos.
“The niftar was involved in everything...,” heartbroken Rabbonim and acquaintances recalled at the massively-attended levaya.
But most of his chessed was done under the radar. A son related that this past Thursday night, after his father suffered a stroke, his phone kept blowing up with calls and messages from people who were awaiting their Shabbos food boxes—but it was all news to them... a one-man chessed operation who provided to others with generosity and without fanfare.
The niftar leaves behind a heartbroken family and countless acquaintances and admirers who will miss his ever-present smile and kind words that flowed forth from his generous heart.
He is being brought to kevurah in Yerushalayim on Monday afternoon.
Yehi zichro baruch