Baltimore, MD – Jan. 9, 2018 – This past Sunday evening, the Agudah of Park Heights in conjunction with Shearith Israel Cong. sponsored a talk by the Rosh Yeshiva of Ner Israel, HaRav Aaron Feldman, Shlita, on the life of Maran Rav Shteinman, ZT’L, and what we can learn from him.

The Rosh Yeshiva was introduced by Reb Moshe Fulda, president of the Agudah who told the crowded Bais Medrash that the Rosh Yeshiva knew the niftar for many years and was familiar with many of his hanhogos.

Harav Feldman, shlita, began by quoting the posuk of Mah Hashem Elokecho shoel ….to describe the life of the niftar. He pointed out how mundane things meant very little to him, but that Torah and Avodah were the key factors in his life. He described his Tefilos as not too lengthy; it appeared as though they were conversations between him and Hashem.

He described a man who would only eat to sustain himself for avodas haboreh and would have no desire for chocolate cake because if you eat to serve then it doesn’t matter what you eat as long as you stay healthy.

The Rosh Yeshiva also told some short stories to bring out the salient point: Maran lived for Hashem; everything was subordinate to that goal. The Rosh Yeshiva explained that so many people went to Rav Shteinman for advice because he could totally remove himself from a situation which enabled him to have tremendous clarity and the ability to see solutions. Only a true eved Hashem can be so dedicated to Hashem and not to himself.

The crowd came away with a better understanding of the uniqueness of Maran HaRav Shteinman, ZT’L and how a true eved HaShem lives and perceives different things.