After battling COVID-19 for several weeks, Rabbi Aharon Kohn succumbed to the virus and passed away on June 15.

Born into an esteemed rabbinic family, Rabbi Aharon Kohn wore the weight of his pedigree proudly as a communal rabbi and mentor to young students.

Kohn was the son of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchok Kohn, the leader of the Toldos Aharon dynasty who was known as the Divrei Emunah.

Upon their father’s passing, Kohn and his brothers assumed the mantles of leadership of the Toldos Aharon and the Toldos Avraham Yitzchak Chassidic movements.

Kohn became the highly respected rabbi of the Divrei Emunah synagogue in Monsey, N.Y., named for his father. He would also deliver Talmudic classes and lecturers to the students of the Satmar yeshivah in the religious community of nearby Kiryas Joel, also in Upstate New York.

Mourners paid tribute to Kohn at services in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y.; in Monsey, N.Y.; and Kiryas Joel, where Rabbi Aharon Teitelbaum, the Satmar Rebbe, participated in the funeral proceedings.

Afterwards, Kohn was flown to Israel and laid to rest at the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.

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