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Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, 101, Yeshiva Dean and Halachic Posek

Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg

Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg

Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, Dean of Yeshiva Torah Ore in Kiryat Mattersdorf, Jerusalem, and Yeshivas Derech Chaim in Brooklyn, passed away Tuesday at age 101.

Rabbi Scheinberg was born in Poland, in 1910, and raised in the US. He moved to Israel in 1965.

He was a renowned halachic posek, and was considered by many to be among the giants of his generation. He served on the Mo’etzet Gdolei HaTorah (Committeee of Tora Sages).

He was renowned for wearing many layers of tzitziot. Early on he wore as many as 150 pairs, but later, as his health declined, he wore only about 70 pairs. He used to say that he was wearing those tzitziot them on behalf of people who did not fulfill this mitzvah, but some of his followers believed he had other, more mysterious reasons.

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One Response to “Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, 101, Yeshiva Dean and Halachic Posek”

  1. Sharon Marks Altshul says:

    Baruch dayan emet.

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