JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The Jerusalem Eda Chareidis mourns the passing of Rabbi Shlomo Yehuda Zilbiger, the grandson and close aide of Rabbi Yitzchak Tuvia Weiss Shlita, the leader of the Jerusalem Eda Chareidis. Rabbi Zilbiger passed away on Shmini Atzeres from coronavirus at the age of 43. He is survived by his wife and 12 children, including an infant born just a month and a half ago and an oldest daughter engaged to be married.
Rabbi Zilbiger was born in 1978 in Manchester, England. His father, Rabbi Avraham Zilbiger, serves as a rabbi in Manchester and his mother is the daughter of Rabbi Weiss. Zilbiger married the daughter of Rabbi Asher Schloss, son of Rabbi Moshe Schloss Z’l who had studied in his youth together with Rabbi Weiss in the yeshiva of Rabbi Moshe Shneider in London.
Rabbi Zilbiger was very close to his grandfather, studying Torah with him when he was still a bachur in England. When Rabbi Weiss was appointed Gaabad (rabbinical leader) of the prestigious Eda Chareidis in Jerusalem in 2004, Rabbi Zilbiger came to study in the kollel of his grandfather and was one of those who transcribed the Torah novellae he heard from his grandfather in discourses given on Shabbos and Yom Tov.
Rabbi Zilbiger’s funeral took place on Tuesday evening after Simchas Torah. The funeral left from the house of his grandfather in the Givat Moshe neighborhood of Jerusalem at 1 AM and he was interred on Har Hazeisim. May his memory be blessed.