Rav Yitzchok Obermeister zt”l


It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the past of Rav Yitzchok Obermeister zt”l. he was 76 years old.

Rav Obermeister was among the most prominent talmidim of Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l and Rav Yitzchok Hutner zt”l.

After moving to Eretz Yisroel some 30 years ago, he established together with Rav Moshe Shapiro zt”l and Reb Yaakov Friedman the yeshiva in Tushia, which later developed to be the great Yeshiva of Tifrach, where he was one of the pillars establishing Torah in the Negev.

Rav Obermeister created yeshivos and kollelim for baalei teshuvah, and many sought out his advice in all areas of life.

His outstanding maamorim and sichos were noted for their brilliance and for following the derech of his rebbi, Rav Hutner.

During the past decade, Rav Obermeister lived in Telz-Stone.

His wife, Rebbetzin Obermeister, founded and was the menaheles of the seminary in Ofakim.

Rav Yitzchok leaves behind his twelve children and many grandchildren.

Yehi zichro boruch.



  1. A hidden tzadik with a nice word and plenty of time and good advice for everyone. I spoke to him many times, just dropping by, and he acted as if he didn’t have anything else to do. Yehi Zichro Boruch

  2. As a relative I had the zechus of spending some time with him when he would visit America and stay with family. What a great person! He will surely be missed.


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