Sudden Petirah of Hagaon Harav Pesach Eliyahu Falk Zatzal, world-renowned Posek and Mechaber

We regret to inform you of the Sudden Petirah of Hgaon Harav Pesach Eliyahu Falk Zatzal, the world-renowned Posek from Gateshead, U.K. He suffered a massive heart attack on Monday. He was 77.

YWN reports, Rav Falk was a talmid, and a Magid Shiur at Gateshead Yeshiva as well as the Bais Chaya Rochel Seminary in Gateshead. He wrote many well-known Seforim including Oz V’hadar Levushah, in English, Modesty: An Adornment for Life, Shailos Utshuvos Machazeh Eliyahu, Zachor V’Shamor, and other Seforim.

His sudden passing is a huge shock and major loss for the U.K. Jewish communities. He had delivered his Halacha Shiur in the Gateshead Yeshiva on Sunday night.

The Levaya is taking place in Gateshead, and the Niftar will be flown to Eretz Yisroel for Levaya and Kevura on Har Hamenuchos. The Levaya left 146 Whitehall Road at 11:45AM and went past Yeshiva Gedola, Shul, Kollel, Seminary and then to Eretz Yisroel.


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There are 7 Comments to "Sudden Petirah of Hagaon Harav Pesach Eliyahu Falk Zatzal, world-renowned Posek and Mechaber"

  • cool masmid says:

    The Niftar Z”l is a brother in law to the Mashgiach Shlita and to Dayan Dunner of London…

  • Debbie says:

    Totally shocked! Rabbi Falk has been teaching in OLD Gateshead seminary Bais Medrash Lemoros (not Bais Chaya Rochel) for many many years.please correct.

    • Myriam CAHN says:

      Please be fair in respect to the niftar.
      Rabbi Falk zt”l has been teaching in both seminaries, although he taught for much longer in the old.
      Yehi zichro Baruch

  • Debbie says:

    I apologize, was not aware that taught also in the new seminary.

    Yehi zichro baruch

  • Shani Klein says:

    My daughter is in Gateshead New/Bais Chaya Rochel now and she told us that Rabbi Falk ZT”L taught his incredible classes on tznius and marriage there on Sunday. This was an especially great shock to the BCR girls as this happened so soon after their regular weekly shiurim. My daughter and her friends took upon themselves to learn b’chavrusah Oz V’hadar leiluy nishmaso. May he be a mailitz yosher!

  • Eliyahu says:

    A Kapara for the Dor. Men darf Teshuva ton.

  • Talmid says:

    I stayed for a while in his house, when I learnt in Yeshivs Ketana, Horav Falk, was a giant not only in Torah, but also in his Midoth Toivoith, a true mench!Raised a Wonderfull Family! His son is the founder of the worl wide Avoth and Banim program.