Rav Binyomin HaKohen Bloom z"l
by Yated Ne'eman Staff
Last Thursday night, Rav Binyamin HaKohen Bloom, z"l,
one of the prominent members of the chareidi community in the
United States, was niftar in New York.
Rav Bloom lived in the United States for many years, where he
devoted himself to Torah study and was known as an
outstanding talmid chochom. He was a very devoted
askan who engaged extended tzedokoh and
chesed, much of it removed from the public view.
He moved to Eretz Yisroel more than twenty years ago and
lived in the Bayit Vegan, where he was one of the founders of
the Gra shul. He personally collected money to build
the shul and engaged in many chesed activities in his
area. Two years ago he became weak and moved back to the U.S.
to live near his sons.
He was niftar on erev Shabbos kodesh parshas
Bamidbar, and his aron was brought to Eretz Yisroel on
Sunday, rosh chodesh Sivan on El Al flight 008. His
levaya proceeded from the Shamgar funeral home to
toward Har Hamenuchos.
His son, Rabbi Shmuel Bloom, is the executive vice president
of the American Agudas Yisroel.