In a major blow to Jews around the world I regret to inform you that Rabbi Avrohom Blumenkrantz has passed today. He was having surgery and did not make it. Rabbi Blumenkrantz is most well known for his sefer on the Laws of Pesach (left) which is famous world wide. Rabbi Blumenkrantz is the Rabbi of a fairly large sized kehillah in Far Rockaway he also had some controversial views on make up and he was against using styrofoam cups for kashrus reasons . This posaik will be sorely missed by many and it remains to be seen who will take over his Pesach work.