Rav Yisroel Issar Wolfson zt”l


candle-small4It is with great sadness that we report the passing of noted talmid chochom, dayan and posek, Rav Yisroel Issar Wolfson zt”l, over Shabbos. The levaya will be held this morning, at 11:45 a.m., a Yeshiva Gedolah of Passaic, located at 55 Ascension Street in Passaic, NJ. The niftar will then be taken to Eretz Yisroel for kevurah.

Shivah will take place at 72 Palmer Street in Passaic, NJ.

Yehi zichro boruch.

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  1. Please elaborate regarding which Rav Wolfson passed away, i.e. family, age etc. I know of a few Rabbi Wolfsons… Boruch Dayan H’emes.

  2. years ago he was sent to passaic by d manchester rosh yeshiva t so his koach hatora will b meigen. chaval al deavdin yehei zichro borech

  3. Yes, the niftar was an eidem by Rabbi Greenwald, and his father was an alter mirrer. In fact his father was the dikduk rebbi in Yeshiva Torah Vodaas.

  4. The Niftar was a Gaon Oilam. Someone that knew only Torah and had his mind preoccupied with learning 24/7. He was nebech not well over the last few years. He will be sorely missed and may he be a melitz yosher for us all. Yehei Zichro Boruch.

  5. He was my sister’s mechutan. I didn’t know him well, but I liked him very much. He had a true sever panim yafos for everyone he met. Moreover, although he was possessed of great Torah erudition, he was never haughty of aloof. I distinctly remember him participating in family banter with his children at a family simcha, and it was clear that his doing so was nothing odd. I think he was a rare breed of man and he leaves a big void in this world.

  6. No he was not sick, My fathers life was only Emeth I would appreicate people writing ONLY the truth , If you dont know the exact details DONT post it