It is with great sadness the reports the petira of Rav Nosson Kaminetzky, son of the HaGaon Rav Yaakov Kaminetzky, was nifter over Shabbos in at his home in Sorotzkin in Yerushalayim.

He was hospitalized several times in the past few months until his death.

Rav Nosson was born 89 years ago in Lithuania, later moving with his family to Brooklyn, New York where he studied at Yeshivat Torah V’Da’as, the Bais HaTalmud.

At the age of 40 Rav Nosson made aliya and was one of the founders of the Itri Yeshiva in Yerushalayim until his retirement 20 years ago.

He is well known for his book, “The Making of a Gadol” which caused some controversy when it was published 17 years ago. Upon being asked his opinion on the book, Rav Elyashiv instructed his talmidim to not detract from the kavod they would normally accord to Rav Nosson, regardless of the controversy.

The levaya took place at 11:30 on Motzei Yom Tov from Yeshivas Torah in Yerushalayim, and moved to Har Hamenuchos for the kevura.

Rebbetzin Rivka Diskind will observe shiva for her brother at 3927 Fallstaff Road, Baltimore, MD, 21215.

Visiting hours:  Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday 10-1130 am, 3-430 pm and 7-8P  Friday:  10-11:30 2:30-4