It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Yaakov Goldstein zt”l of Flatbush, Brooklyn. Rav Goldstein was a noted talmid chochom who taught many talmidim during his years as a rebbi and maggid
Rav Goldstein grew up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and learned at Yeshiva Torah Vodaas, becoming a devoted talmid of Rav Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz zt”l. He maintained a close relationsip with Reb Mike Tress and others from the period.
He later assumed a position on Pelham Parkway and formed a close kesher with the Ozherover Rebbe zt”l.
Rav Goldstein served as a beloved rebbi at Yeshiva Rabbeinu Yaakov Yosef (RJJ) in Manhattan and subsequently as mashgiach at Yeshiva Ohr Yisroel in Queens.
In his later years, Rav Goldstein frequented the Mirrer Yeshiva in Brooklyn, as well as Agudas Yisroel Snif Zichron Shmuel, the shul of Rav Eliezer Ginsburg, where he delivered an inspiring Shabbos morning Nefesh Hachaim shiur.
In addition to his vast knowledge of Torah, Rav Goldstein endeared himself to so many people with his warmth and sensitivity. His aidelkeit and ever-present smile touched many people over the years.
In recent years, Rav Goldstein battled illness. His neshamah returned to its Creator last night.
Rav Goldstein is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pearl Goldstein, and his children, Rabbi Shimon Kalman Goldstein, Rabbi Eliezer Goldstein, Rabbi Dovid Goldstein, Rabbi Yehoshua Goldstein, Rabbi Yosef Shlomo Goldstein, Rabbi Betzalel Goldstein and Rebbetzin Faigy Yudkowsky, wife of the Stuchiner Rebbe.
The levaya will take place this morning at Shomrei Hadas Chapels, located at 3803 14th Avenue in Boro Park, Brooklyn.
Yehi zichro boruch.