On December 12, 2017, the Torah world suffered the devastating and irreplaceable loss of Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman. Rav Shteinman was considered, by the vast majority of Orthodox Jews to be the Gadol Hador, the leader of the generation.
Rav Shteinman was one of the greatest men of the last 100 years and his passing leaves a gaping void that will never fully be filled. Many tears were shed by Jews all over the world as they heard of his passing and even later as the reality began to sink in more and more. He is terribly missed.
Here are some of the areas in which Rav Shteinman’s greatness was known: his deep and vast Torah knowledge; his laborious and dedicated Torah study; his simplicity and distance from all the pleasures of the world; his humility that came to the fore even stronger when the contents of his will became known; his sharp and discerning mind; and his pleasant ways.
May his memory serve as a blessing and may G-d help us recover somehow from this catastrophic loss.
With a sense of gratitude, the news was received in all Torah centers around the world that the great Torah Sage, Rav Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman was released from the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital in Bnei Brak Israel and is recovering in a regular hospital unit. Rav Shteinman’s condition continues to be serious and he is still in need of prayer, but this is certainly a step in the right direction.
At first there was a rumor that Rav Shteinman was actually released from the hospital itself and was allowed to return to his home. This turned out to be premature unfortunately.
All are asked to please continue praying for R’ Aharon Yehuda Leib ben Gittel Faiga among all the other sick people of Israel.
The entire Torah (Orthodox Jewish) world is anxiously watching and monitoring Rav Shteinman’s health situation. The 103 year old Chareidi leader from Bnei Brak in Israel experienced a serious and severe deterioration in his health yesterday, Wednesday, November 22.
Rav Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman is considered by the majority of Chareidi Jewry to be the Gadol Hador, the greatest man in the generation. Rav Shteinman is greatly revered by his followers and his recent health issue caused great concern among them.
Thankfully, on Thursday morning, November 23, Rav Shteinman’s doctor reported that the great sage had a significant improvement and can can be considered in stable condition, yet still serious.
Many Rabbis in Israel have called upon the Jewish people to take time and pray for the speedy recovery of Rav Shteinman. Chief among them is Rav Chaim Kanievsky, widely considered the Gadol Hador second only to Rav Shteinman.