The esteemed rosh yeshiva of the Riverdale Yeshiva, Rav Avrohom Ausband, is recovering from a bout of pneumonia. The illness struck the esteemed rosh yeshiva ahead of the wedding of his son, which was held Tuesday night in Brooklyn, NY. Rav Ausband’s son married a daughter of Rav Avrohom Aharon Levi, maggid shiur in Yeshiva Tiferes Elimelech. Rav Ausband participated in the simcha, though the pneumonia was still severe.
It is hoped that with medical care and rest, Rav Ausband will regain his strength and return to delivering his riveting shiurim to his talmidim at the Yeshiva of Telshe Alumni of Riverdale, NY.
Rav Ausband is a son of Rav Eizik Ausband, a rosh yeshiva at the Telshe Yeshiva in Cleveland. Rav Ausband’s mother, Rebbetzin Chaya Ausband, has served as the venerable dean of Yavne Seminary in Cleveland, Ohio, for close to five decades. Rebbetzin Ausband is a daughter of he great rov and rosh yeshiva of Telshe in Lithuania, Rav Avrohom Yitzchok Bloch zt”l, one of the greatest pre-Holocaust gedolei Torah in Europe. She was one of three of Rav Bloch’s daughters to survive the Holocaust. (One married Rav Boruch Sorotzkin zt”l, later rosh yeshiva of Telshe.)
Rav Avrohom Ausband is a son-in-law of Rav Binyamin Zeilberger zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Bais Hatalmud of Bensonhurst.