BDE: Reb Yosef Stern, z”l

BDE: Reb Yosef Stern, z”l

Yitzy Fried 

We regret to inform you of the passing of Reb Yosef Stern, z”l, a Yid who was known for his supreme middos, and less known for the enormous sums of tzedakah that he insisted on giving in  hidden manner. He was 86 years of age. 

The niftar was born in Pressburg, Slovakia, to his father Reb Yehoshua in the year 1936, and he was the son in law of the legendary Reb Yonah Herzog of Kedem Wines. 

Through the years, Reb Yosef was privileged to have extremely close bonds with the Admorim of Skulen, and with his Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Yitzchok Koppelman of Lucerne. To these gedolim, as well as to a great variety of causes, he gave generous sums, away from the limelight. For many years, the previous Skulener Rebbe would come to the Stern home for Melava Malka when in Monsey for Shabbos. 

“He was a man who never hurt a fly,” related one person who knew the niftar for years. “He was a true model of an old-time Chassidishe Yid,” he said. 

The niftar leaves behind beautiful generations of Talmidei chachomim and Chassidim. 

The levaya took place at the Bercher Beis Medrash in Monsey at 11:15 this morning, with kevurah in the Viznitzer Beis Hachaim. 

Yehi zichro baruch. 

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