Sunday, July 31, 2016
Aaron Stefansky, Jewish Philanthropist and Bookseller extraordinaire 1965-2016
Aaron was a son of Rabbi Eliezer Stenfansky. His father, Rav Leizer, is a mashgiach at Beth Medrash Govoah in Lakewood, NJ.
Aaron was a living legend in the world of Jewish Bookselling, and a fixture at the numerous Judaica auctions he attended. Aaron is credited in having a large part in the development and expansion of the rare book market and his knowledge and expertise were instrumental in the building of some of the finest collections of Judaica in the world today. Many of the fine libraries in existence today, were built under his guidance. Always willing to help, endless people have benefited from his generosity from both his knowledge and financially, and endless charitable causes were supported through his philanthropy.