It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the passing of R’ Moshe Binik z”l, a renowned baal chesed and warmhearted Yid who devoted his life to helping others. He was eighty years old.
R’ Moshe was known as the founder and proprietor of KRM Supermarket in Boro Park and Moisha’s Supermarket on Avenue M in Flatbush, but his main “business” was the business of Klal Yisroel, helping mosdos haTorah v’chesed, assisting yechidim, and utilizing his resources to better Klal Yisroel.
R’ Moshe fled from kavod and accolades all his life. He never wanted to be written about or given honor for his work. He wanted to do his chesed quietly. But his kindness couldn’t be hidden, because he touched so many souls in such special ways.
In an unassuming yet continuous manner, he dedicated himself to the needs of the klal for decades, working in askanus before anyone spoke of the word. His chassadim included, of course, opening discount supermarkets for kollel families and large mishpachos, as well as opening his home for the homeless, for cholim, for teens-at-risk and others, while also setting up locations where at-risk youth could find comfort and guidance.
R’ Moshe didn’t stop there. He founded mekomos haTorah as needed, always doing so quietly and without his name attached to those endeavors, while also somehow finding the time to serve on Hatzolah.
His home was as simple as one could image, with well-used furniture and a couch that R’ Moshe and his rebbetzin kept from the time they got married.
With R’ Moshe’s passing, Klal Yisroel has lost one of its most humble, gentle and kind baalei chesed and machzikei Torah. His petirah leaves a gaping void.
R’ Moshe’s levayah will take place tomorrow at 9 a.m. at Shomrei Hadas Chapels, located at 3803 14th Avenue in Boro Park, Brooklyn.
Yehi zichro boruch.