Rabbi Aron Hersh Kleinman passed away on March 28 after a short battle with COVID-19, a devastating loss to those who recalled being greeted by his special smile just a day beforehand.

When taken to the hospital, he told his family that he wasn’t ready to go. He didn’t mean more time for his own affairs or securing a business deal—he died almost penniless—but to accomplish more and do more mitzvot, to fulfill his mission here on Earth.

Kleinman is remembered as a truly righteous man who led a life that was one long chain of good deeds and kindness towards others.

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