Rav Yaakov Galinsky Hospitalized


rav-yaakov-galinskyRav Yaakov Galinsky, one of the senior maggidim of our time, was hospitalized on the second day of Rosh Hashanah at Mayanei Hayeshuah Hospital in Bnei Brak.

Rav Galinsky, who is 92, was taken to the hospital from his home on Rechov Chiddushei Harim in Bnei Brak after he was feeling unwell and there was fear he had suffered a stroke.

Rav Galinsky will remain at the hospital for continued observation and tests. We are told he is in stable condition.

Rav Galinsky is renowned for his wit and unique ability to impart inspiring words of hisorerus. He is a talmid of the Novardok Yeshiva in Bialistock, where he learned during the 1930s under Rav Avrohom Yaafen, son-in-law of the Alter of Novardok.  In 1941, he was exiled to Siberia with a group of hundreds of yeshiva bochurim. Post-World War II, he married his rebbetzin, spent a period of time in the DP camps in Germany, and in 1949 immigrated to Eretz Yisroel and settled in Bnei Brak.

Rav Galinsky was extremely close to the Chazon Ish and the Steipler Gaon. In the 1950s, he became rosh yeshiva in Rosh Haayim and expended great efforts to impact the youth of the Yemenite community. In the 1960s, he led the Novardok Yeshiva in Chadeirah along with Rav Elchanan Perlmutter, also a Novardok talmid.

For years, Rav Galinsky visited immigrant communities throughout Eretz Yisroel to be mechazeik and uplift the residents there. His drashos, based on the Novardok school of thought and hashkafah, have inspired thousands across the globe.

All are asked to daven for a refuah sheleimah for Rav Yaakov Yitzchok ben Devorah, besoch she’ar cholei Yisroel.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}