Born in London, England, before WWII he was orphaned by the death of his father at an early age.His mother was heroine of rescue during the holocaust. He attended the Toras Emes yeshiva in Stamford Hill, of which Rabbi Moshe Schneider was the rosh yeshiva., before learning in Brisk yeshiva. He also studied with Rabbi Bezalel Rakow, later to become the Gateshead Rov. He subsequently took up a position in Johannesburg, South Africa. he was very involved in outreach,including his noted lectures to those in the medical field.
He strongly opposes the Zionist State of Israel and was against its establishment. Formerly holding a high position of authority in the anti-Zionist Edah HaChareidis, he is of the view that there is no connection between the existence of a pseudo Jewish state whatsoever and the beginning of the redemption of the Jewish People to the Land of Israel which will precede the Messianic Era.