Meir Eckstein of the Borough Park neighborhood in Brooklyn, N.Y., was a humble individual. Unassuming in his ways, he left an outsized impression on those who knew him. He passed away on April 8 after contracting COVID-19.

Eckstein would often host visiting rabbis in his home, always grateful for the opportunity to interact with a Torah scholar. He is remembered for his own scholarship and piety, as well as his kindness and sensitivity to others.

“When he began a mitzvah,” wrote Yoel Asher Labin, “he knew no rest, and his sensitivity towards the poor gave him no respite.”

Buried with a hasty funeral, without opportunity for eulogies and in-person shiva visits, one mourner remarked, “The way he lived was the way he left us. Unable for us to give him the proper respect, that’s most likely the way he would have wanted it.”

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