It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the petirah of Rav Shmuel Hakohein Miller zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Gedolah Beis Yisroel of Lakewood.
Rav Miller was a son of Rav Avigdor Miller, zt”l. He led his yeshiva for decades in Brooklyn, NY before relocating it to Lakewood several years ago.
Rav Shmuel, an outstanding talmid chochom, was a son of Rav Avigdor and Rebbetzin Ettil Miller zt”l. When he became of marriageable age, he married his wife, Rebbetzin Miriam, a daughter of Rabbi and Mrs. Moshe Pancer.
Rav Shmuel went on to found Yeshiva Bais Yisroel in New York together with his father, and he was marbitz Torah for decades. Throughout the years, Rav Shmuel showed great selflessness and chesed toward his talmidim, viewing them like his own children.
The rosh yeshiva’s wife, Rebbetzin Miriam Miller a”h, passed away about a month ago.
The rosh yeshiva and rebbvetzin were zoche to raise ten outstanding children, who all married into noted mishpachos of marbitzei Torah.
Rav Shmuel is survived by his children, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His children include Rav Meir Yechiel Miller, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva of Ocean; Rav Yerachmiel Aharon Miller, R”M at Yeshiva Bais Yisroel of Lakewood; Mrs. Hessie Tikotzky, wife of Rav Moshe Tikotzky, R”M at Mesivta Chemdas Hatorah of Lakewood; Mrs. Rivka Brus, wife of Rav Peretz Yosef Brus, R”M at Mesivta Keren Hatorah of Lakewood; Mrs. Shayna Necha Bittersfeld, wife of Rav Shmuel Yosef Bittersfeld, rosh kollel of Yeshiva Harbotzas Torah of Flatbush and rov of Khal Bais Nochum of Lakewood; and Mrs. Tzipora Esther Bloch.
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