Dr. Shlomo Sprecher, z"l
This Volume of Hakirah is
to Shlomo Sprecher, z"l.
Shlomo, a graduate of Yeshiva Torah Vodaath continued his religious studies at Lakewood (BMG) and Merkaz
HaRav. At Brooklyn College he was elected Phi Beta Kappa, and he
earned his medical degree at Albert Einstein College of
was a remarkable
and a sought-after radiologist. With dedication, compassion and
humility he served the physical and spiritual needs of the
Flatbush community—and beyond.
outstanding yerei Shamayim, he advocated for Torah
observance that was loyal to Halakhah yet rational and
compassionate, especially toward those least able to fend for
themselves. He was an outspoken and unabashed champion for the
State of Israel, rejoicing in its accomplishments and weeping
over its losses.
He was on the
editorial board of both
and Yeshurun, and authored articles that were
exhaustively researched, meticulously written, and presented
with style, humor, and precision. His most oft-cited article,
be-Peh—Therapeutic Touch or Hippocratic Vestige?,”
3 (2006), analyzed the Halakhic
aspects of mezizah
and the medical risks of mezizah
the Daf Yomi shiur at Kehillas Sasregan and invited
world-class Torah scholars to his home, who would address
overflowing and eager crowds. We will miss his dialectical
personality, his sharp mind, clarity of vision, and loyal
friendship. Shlomo is survived by his eishet hayil
Mati and their dear children and grandchildren.