Jewish Personalities

Rabbi Shteinman’s Last Will and Testament Read at his Graveside


י״ז במרחשון ה׳תש״פ (15 בNovember 2019)


Here is the will and testament that was read at Rabbi Shteinman’s graveside:

  • I ask that no one eulogize me, not in front of me and not away from me and not to make rallies of arousal (to repentance).
  • Don’t write any articles about me in the newspapers.
  • Don’t print funeral notices and don’t announce it on the radio or megaphones; 10 people are enough to make a funeral.
  • I ask anyone who wants to benefit me to learn a chapter of Mishnah for 12 months and women can say 10 psalms for me daily including Shabbat and holidays.
  • I ask anyone mentioning me not to call me a tsaddik (righteous one) or a yirei Hashem a G-d fearing person so that when I go to the world of truth I won’t suffer embarrassment.
  • I very much ask forgiveness to anyone whose honor I may have hurt or if I owe them money that I don’t know about or something that won’t actually be collected which is coming to him lawfully. I ask them to forgive me (of those debts).
  • I ask all my children and grandchildren not to follow my bier as per the (funeral) custom of Jerusalem.
  • My tombstone should be a simple one with no titles on it. Don’t spend money on my burial plot.
  • Since many people are mistaken about me as far as I’m concerned I advise people not to name their children after me but I don’t forbid it.

May His memory be a blessing.

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