We regret to inform you of the passing of Dr. Moshe (Robert) Feldman, the personal physician of the Rebbe MH”M and Rebbetzin, who passed away today, 28 Kislev 5782.
He was just two days shy of being 81 years old.
Dr. Feldman was a longtime physician, specializing in cardiology, who served generations of Crown Heights residents, including the Rebbe himself following the heart attack of Shemini Atzeres 5738.
From then onwards, Dr. Feldman became the Rebbe and Rebbetzin’s personal physician, with the Rebbe consulting with him before making major medical decisions.
After opening his private medical clinic in Crown Heights, the Rebbe would often send chassidim to consult with him regarding various medical treatments. He provided medical care for generations of Crown Heights residents, as well as many others, in his role as a community doctor.
Dr. Feldman became close with beis horav, frequenting the Rebbe’s home often.
When his daughter was slated to get engaged following the Rebbetzin’s passing on 22 Shvat 5748, the Rebbe personally encouraged Dr. Feldman to hold a large engagement party, despite it being during the Rebbetzin’s shloshim. “It should be done this way because this is how the Rebbetzin would have wanted it to be,” the Rebbe told him.
He is survived by his children, Sarah Shemtov – Riverdale, NY, Dovid Feldman – Crown Heights, Chanan Feldman – Crown Heights, and Rivky Nussbaum – Monsey, NY.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mrs. Miriam Feldman obm on 22 Teves, 5781, and his son, Yitzchok Gedalia Feldman obm.
The levaya will take place today, Thursday, passing by 770 at 12 pm.