Rav Yaakov Yosef Auerbach zt”l


rav yaakov yosef auerbachIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Yaakov Yosef Auerbach zt”l, rov of the Ramat Chen neighborhood of Ramat Gan, at the age of 75.

Thursday evening, Rav Auerbach returned home from dialysis treatment, but his condition deteriorated overnight and he passed away.

Rav Auerbach was a son of Rav Eliezer Auerbach zt”l and a grandson of Rav Chaim Yehuda Leib Auerbach zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Shaar Hashomayim. He was a son-in-law of Rav Menachem Meir Tzioni zt”l, av bais din of Tel Aviv.

Rav Auerbach spent his life being marbitz Torah and leading his followers as rov of Ramat Chen, where for decades he touched so many lives with his sensitivity and love for all. His noble spirit inspired numerous people to draw closer to Hakadosh Boruch Hu. He was loved and admired by all who knew him, while he humbly spent his days immersed in the learning of Torah.

He maintained a close relationship with his uncle, Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt”l.

He is survived by his children, who have raised upstanding families of bnei Torah, the Auerbach, Rubin, Heller, Feldstein, Shapiro, and Lieberman mishpachos. One of his sons-in-law is Rav Mordechai Rubin, rov of Kehillas B’nai Torah of Har Nof, Yerushalayim.

The levayah will be held on Erev Shabbos, at 10:30 a.m., at his shul, Bais Medrash Yeshurun, located on Rechov Aluf Dovid 187 in Ramat Gan. Kevurah will follow on Har Hamenuchos in Yerushalayim.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. BDE

    4th tzaddik to be niftar already this month R”L do you think its just coincidence? this is called a mageifa of Gedolim R”L cause we wont confess to Hashem & do teshuva as a nation. ITS A SCREAM IN HASHEMS FACE LIKE WE DON’T WANT MASHIACH C”V

    other 3 include:
    1)Rav Yoram Michoel Abergel zt”l,-rosh yeshiva and mekubal from Netivot, Israel-October 10 2015-58
    2)Rav Pinchos Frankel zt”l,-posek in Kiryat Unsdorf in Yerushalayim and rosh of Kollel Karlin Stolin-October 11 2015-70
    3)Rav Yaakov Yosef Singer zt”l,-rov of the city of Givat Shmuel, Israel-October 20 2015-76

    we lost 5 other Gedolim in the month of August R”L & OVER 160 GEDOLEI HADOR in just over the past 3.5 years alone R”L & IT JUST KEEPS ON GROWING r”l

    can you be menachem me from crying over klal yisroels loss? only teshuva can.

    is this not shocking? will not say more cause wont help us ever wake up & return to Hashem.

    May ALL their neshamos have an aliya