The Levaya of Reb chaim Yechezkel Paneth will be at shomrei Hadaas at 11am on Tuesday. kevurah will be in beth david in Elmont, RJJ section.
Reb Yechezkel was born in in a small Town near Dezh. and was sent to Auschwitz as a young bochur, after the war he volunteered to join the chevrah kadisha guided by the klausenberger rebbe to bury the last victims of the nazis. after learning that he was the sole surviver of his family young Reb Yechezkel was moser nefesh and walked many days from germany to italy to go to eretz yisroel so he can join a yeshiva. once there he joined Lomzha Yeshiva in Petach Tikva where he learned for 7 years.
he was zocheh to have meaningful encounters with The Chazon Ish, Harav Isser Zalman Meltzer, Rav Reuven Katz the Rov of Petach Tikvah, The Belzer Rov and many other gedolim, thereafter he moved to America and got married, lived in Williamsburg and had a Close relationship with the Alter skverer rebbe. in the 1970s Reb yechezkel moved to flatbush and Davened in Veretzky. where he was known for his hasmada and his kvius at shiurim. he went to daven b’zrizus and was very meticulous with his shmiras hamitzvos and was a role model to many of an ehriche yid of a bygone era.
may we only hear besuros tovos.
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