Rav Gavriel Finkel zt”l


It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the passing of Rav Gavriel Finkel zt”l of Lakewood, NJ. Rav Finkel passed away Friday night, Erev Shavuos.

A son of Rabbi and Mrs. Yehoshua Matisyahu Finkel, Rav Finkel was one of the preeminent poskim in Lakewood, NJ, where he was renowned for his yedios haTorah and, in particular, his expertise in halacha. Yidden the world over consulted with Rav Finkel on shailos in Choshen Mishpat and other areas.

Rav Finkel’s humility and modesty matched his ahavas haTorah and breadth of knowledge, and he devoted time and effort for decades to helping those who came to him for assistance and others in trying circumstances.

Rav Finkel’s sudden passing at the start of the three-day Yom Tov has left his many talmidim and admirers, who have just learned of his petirah tonight, in shock.

Rav Finkel is survived by his devoted wife, Rebbetzin Miriam (née Bursztyn) Finkel, and their family, as well as his siblings, Rabbi Yitzchok Finkel, Rebbetzin Leah Pirutinsky, Rebbetzin Rivka Tikotzky and Rebbetzin S. Rockove.

The levayah will be held at 11 a.m. at the BMG Alumni Bais Medrash, located at Ninth Street and Madison Avenue in Lakewood, NJ.

Yehi zichro boruch.


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  1. I can’t go on anymore. Everyone yells at me and blames me. I want to run away but where? My family hates me and l just can’t do it anymore.

  2. My heart goes out to you. I don’t know what you are going through so it’s difficult to offer any advice. Just know gam ki elech…. Ki ata emodei! Your not alone. Converse with borei olam. He alone can change your situation in the blink of an eye.

  3. I will miss rabbi finkel’s warm smile. I worked with him for over 20 years. I work for a flavor house that rabbi finkel over saw, with kosher laws. He would bring me bread whenever I asked. He was a Godly man. Rest in peace rabbi finkel.


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