Tefillos are being said for Rav Yitzchok Dershowitz of Lakewood, NJ, who sustained serious injuries upon falling on Simchas Torah and is now in a coma. He is in need of rachamei Shomayim.
Rav Yitzchok is a son of Rav Aharon Menashe Dershowitz zt”l, who, prior to settling in Lakewood, served as the chief rabbi of Newport News, VA, as well as various cities across Wisconsin.
A talmid of Rav Aharon Kotler zt”l, Rav Dershowitz has spent his life between the hallowed walls of Beth Medrash Govoha, where he has learned for many decades. It was Rav Dershowitz who undertook the daunting task some years ago of authoring an authoritative biography about his rosh yeshiva, Rav Aharon. The product, a comprehensive volume called The Legacy of Maran Rav Aharon Kotler, is distributed by Feldheim.
Rav Yitzchok and his wife, Chaya, reside on Sixth Street in Lakewood, near the yeshiva to which Rav Yitzchok is so closely connected. His sudden medical crisis has thrown his many admirers and chaveirim into turmoil, as they pray for his full recovery.
Signs have been hung at Beth Medrash Govoha urging the talmidim of the yeshiva to daven for Rav Yitzchok’s refuah.
All are asked to daven for Refoel Yitzchok Mordechai ben Chana.