A world renowned Maggid Shiur was R”L killed in an early morning crash in Staten Island.
Hagaon HaRav David Grossman ZATZAL from Los Angeles was tragically killed while driving in Staten Island.
According to preliminary information from NYPD investigators, it appears Rabbi Grossman was operating a vehicle northbound on the West Shore Expressway near Victory Blvd when he stopped in the roadway for reasons still unknown.
His car was rear ended by another vehicle that remained on the scene.
He was transported to Richmond University Medical Center where he was unfortunately Niftar.
The driver of the second vehicle suffered minor injuries.
Chesed Shel Emes was on the scene.
In his younger years, Rav Dovid Grossman studied in the Beis Medrash program of the Yeshiva of Philadelphia for 4 years under the tutelage of Hagaon HaRav Elya Svei and Hagaon HaRav Shmuel Kamenetsky.
He then learned one Elul zman in a branch of the Novardok yeshiva in France.
In Eretz Yisroel, he joined the Yeshiva Mir in Jerusalem, where he became a Talmid of its Rosh Yeshiva, Hagaon HaRav Chaim Shmuelevitz ZATZAL.
In Yerushalayim, Rabbi Grossman developed a personal relationship with Hagaon HaRav Meir Soloveitchik, a son of the Brisker Rov.
It was in Israel where he met his wife, Rachel – who is the principal of Valley Torah High School’s girl division in Valley Village, California.
After returning to America, Rabbi Grossman learned in the Lakewood Kollel for approximately 7 years. He then went on to become one of the founding members of the Lakewood Kollel branch in Los Angeles (1975).
In 1981, he helped start Yeshiva Gedolah of Los Angeles where he served as the 12th grade Maggid shiur until 2008. Concurrently with position as lecturer at YGLA, he opened a Torah program for working young adults and college students, independent of the Yeshiva.
Rabbi Grossman was known around the globe for his daf yomi shiurim and his recordings on every page of the Talmud are widely distributed by many platforms of Shiurim including Kol Halashon, DafYomi.org, OU and many others. He was the first voice of the famed “Dial a Daf”.
His children are: Mrs Sara Fisher, Mrs Tzippy Rokowsky, Mrs. Efrat Privalsky, Reb Meir, Reb Avi, Reb Binyomin, Reb Moshe, Reb Chaim.
Levaya details will be published when they become available to us.
Boruch Dayan HaEmmes…