Rav Yosef Yitzchok Jacob zt”l


candle-small4It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Yosef Yitzchok Jacob zt”l, a member of Kollel Avreichim of Toronto, which is under the leadership of Rav Shlomo Miller. Rav Yossi was diagnosed with a brain tumor which spread to his entire body and took his life one hour ago.

Rav Yossi, who was conscious until his petirah, was a ben Torah and masmid and arranged to learn with chavrusos the entire day at his home even during his most challenging period of his illness. Even when he had trouble getting off his bed, Rav Yossi spent hours learning bechavrusah, demonstrating tremendous mesirus nefesh and chashivus for Torah.

Rav Yosef is survived by ten children, one of whom is married.

The levaya will be held tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m., at Bais Yaakov Elementary School, located at 15 Saranac Blvd. in Toronto. Kevurah will take place in Eretz Yisroel.

Yehi zichro boruch.

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  1. What a klop to reb mendels mishpacha. Yomar ltzarosainu dai! He was also a first cousin once removed to reb chaim mendel brodsky