Reposted from Naturei Karta, April 9, 2021
The Jewish people suffered a great loss on March 7, 2021 with the passing of Rabbi Yechezkel Roth, one of the greatest religious Jewish law experts of our generation. He passed away at the age of 86.
Born in Romania in 1935, Rabbi Roth survived the Holocaust and continued living in Romania until 1953, when he moved to Jerusalem. In 1972 he moved to Brooklyn, New York, where he served as dayan (Jewish religious judge) in several communities and was an internationally recognized halachic authority, answering the most difficult questions and training younger rabbis. At the end of his life, he split his time between his synagogue, the Karlsburg Congregation in New York, and a synagogue which he established in the town Meiron, in the Holy Land.
His funeral in Brooklyn was attended by tens of thousands of Jews who came to pay their last respects to this Torah giant. He was transported for burial in Meiron, in the Holy Land, where another large funeral was held. He was buried.
Four years prior to his passing, on June 11, 2017, Rabbi Roth attended an anti-Zionist gathering of 20,000 Jews in the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, where he addressed the masses with the following speech.