Rabbi Tzvi Elimelech Eckstein, a teacher and assistant principal for more than 50 years at the Mir Yeshiva in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., passed away on Dec. 10, 2020 soon after contracting COVID-19. He was 79 years old.

Eckstein taught thousands of young men over the years. His entire life revolved around the yeshivah, reported The Yeshiva World News. Following his recent retirement, he relocated from Flatbush to Lakewood, N.J.

He was known to be very knowledgeable in Torah learning and especially meticulous in his adherence to halachah, Jewish law. He was also said to be a talmid chochom, a “student of sages.”

He is survived by his wife, Tzivy Eckstein, and their children: Moshe Eckstein of Lakewood, N.J.; Gittel Bresler, principal at Tehilas Chaya Sara in Lakewood, N.J.; Shmuel Dovid Eckstein of Flatbush; Aharon Avner Eckstein of Lakewood, N.J.; Shoshana Hirsch of Lakewood, N.J.; Sara Lasker of Flatbush; and Yehuda of Flatbush.

Eckstein was laid to rest in Queens, N.Y.

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