The Boston Rebbe of Beit Shemesh, zt”l, who had traveled to America for a family simchah was niftar on Thursday night.
Last Shabbos, the Rebbe suddenly suffered a heart attack and went into cardiac arrest. He was hospitalized at Jersey Shore Medical University Center, where he began recuperating. Late Thursday, his condition took a turn for the worse and he was niftar in the hospital.
The Rebbe was in America for the wedding of his granddaughter, daughter of his son, Harav Yisrael Yonah Horowitz, Rav of the Bostoner community in Boro Park, who married a grandson of the Rachmistrivka Rebbe, shlita,and the Skverer Rebbe, shlita. The wedding was held Wednesday in Shikun Skver.
The Rebbe, Harav Chaim Avraham Horowitz,zt”l, was the son of Harav Moshe Horowitz, zt”l, Bostoner Rebbe of New York, son of Harav Pinchas Dovid Horowitz, zt”l, the founder of the Bostoner dynasty.
He was named after his maternal grandfather, Harav Chaim Avraham of Ziditchov, zt”l. As abachur, the Rebbe learned in Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, under the tutelage of Hagaon Harav Aharon Kotler,zt”l.
Following thepetirahof his father, in 5745/1985, the Rebbe was appointed his successor. He continued to lead his father’skehillahin New York. In 5755/1995, he moved to Eretz Yisrael, settling in Ramat Beit Shemesh, where he founded abeis medrash.
The Rebbe was known for his greatness in all facets of the Torah and many frequented his court for hisbrachosand sage advice.