All are asked to say Tehillim for Rav Matisyahu Salomon, mashgiach of Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, who is in need of a refuah shleimah after contracting COVID-19, the coronavirus, before Yom Tov.
Rav Salomon was born in Gateshead, England, a son of R’ Yaakov and Ettil Salomon. During his yeshiva and kollel years, he studied for 16 years with Rav Chaim Kaufman, who went on to found the Gateshead Yeshiva L’tzeirim. Rav Salomon also learned under Rav Elyah Lopian, albeit for a short period of time, but he considers Rav Elya as a primary rebbi.
Rav Salomon became mashgiach ruchani of Gateshead Yeshiva, a position he held for more than 30 years. He was mashgiach in Gateshead Yeshiva initially under Rav Moshe Schwab and then as the senior mashgiach, before moving to Lakewood in the spring of 1998, at which time he became the address for those seeking hadracha and advice on any of a number of hashkafah issues and chinuch habonim.
The name for Tehillim is Matisyahu Chaim ben Ettil.