1,000 Attend Levaya of Rav Yosef Yitzchok Jacob zt”l


candle-small5[Shivah info below.] Following the petirah of Rav Yosef Yitzchok Jacob zt”l last night, the Toronto community and relatives gathered this morning for his levaya at the Bais Yaakov Elementary School Reichman and Weinbaum Campus in Toronto. The levaya began at 9:30 a.m. with Tehillim recited by Rav Shlomo Miller, rosh kollel of Kollel Avreichim of Toronto.

Hespeidim were delivered by Rav Mendel Epstein, father-in-law of the niftar; Rav Shlomo Miller; Rav Yonason Epstein, brother-in-law of the niftar; Rav Marcus, son-in-law of the niftar; and Tzvi Elimelech Jacob, son of the niftar. The keil molei was recited by Rav Binyomin Kreitman, Administrator of Yeshiva Gedolah Zichron Shmayahu of Toronto.

The levaya then proceeded to Kollel Avreichim, escorted by police and Hatzolah. There, Rav Reidel, a yungerman who took care of Rav Yosef Yitzchok throughout his sickness, was maspid. Rav Reidel spoke about the gadlus and anavah of Rav Yosef Yitzchok. On Friday afternoon, when the rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Gedolah Zichron Shmayahu, Rav Chaim Mendel Brodsky, went to the Jacob home to visit Rav Yosef Yitzchok, the entire conversation was in learning. Even though Rav Yosef Yitzchok had lost his hearing, he still wished to learn and interacted by writing. On Friday, chavrusos came to learn with Rav Yosef Yitzchok, even though he could not hear.

His neshama returned to Shomayim 73 minutes after shkiah.

The levaya was attended by approximately 1,000 people.

Yehi zichro boruch.

Updated, Shivah Info: Shivah will take place at the home of the niftar, 16 Prince Charles Dr. The phone number if 416.782.9325.

 {Dovid Bernstein-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. He was such a aidele choshuve yungerman, he was a gaon otzum. He was well looked-up to in the Kollel as a choshuve yungerman.