5TC regrets to inform you of the Petira of Hagaon Rav Yitzchok Feigelstock Zt”l, Rosh Hayeshiva of Mesivta of Long Beach and member of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of Agudath Yisroel of America.
Rav Feigelstock learned in his younger years (1948 – 1970) at Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, becoming a leading talmid of Rav Aharon Kotler zt”l, who held Rav Feigelstock in tremendously high esteem.
As one of Rav Aharon’s closest talmidim, the Rosh Yeshiva often discussed serious issues with Rav Feigelstock, and referred to him as his pele yoeitz, his wondrous advisor.
Rav Feigelstock later went on to lead his own yeshiva, Mesivta of Long Beach, turning it into one of the most prestigious Torah institutions in America. For over half of a century, he led the yeshiva, guiding talmidim through their yeshiva years and well beyond.
Agudah Statement on the Loss:
Agudath Israel of America is devastated at the loss today of one of the great Torah leaders of our generation, Rabbi Yitzchok Feigelstock, zt”l. Rabbi Feigelstock was Rosh HaYeshiva of Mesivta of Long Beach and a member of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of Agudath Israel for decades.
“There are no words. We are reeling,” said Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, executive vice president of Agudath Israel. “Rabbi Feigelstock was a true manhig hador, leader of our generation, a tangible link to the Torah and Hashkofa of his great Rebbe, the Rosh Hayeshiva Rav Aaron Kotler zt’l. The entire Jewish world has suffered a terrible blow with his death.”
The levayah will be held today at 4 p.m. at Mesivta of Long Beach, located at 205 W. Beech St. in Long Beach, NY. A second levayah will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Bais Yitzchok Bais Medrash of Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood. Kevurah will then follow at the bais hachaim off of East Seventh Street in Lakewood.
Yehi zichro boruch.