Tefillos for the Skulener Rebbe


skulener-rebbeJews the world over are asked to say Tehillim for the Skulener Rebbe, who has been hospitalized at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. The name for Tehillim is Yisroel Avrohom ben Shainah Rochel.

The Rebbe spent Shabbos Parshas Chayei Sarah in Monsey, NY, and subsequently felt very weak, requiring immediate hospitalization.

At the same time, Rav Yeshaya Yaakov Portugal, the eldest son of the Rebbe, is in critical condition and is reportedly in need of a kidney transplant. Rav Yeshaya Yaakov heads the Meor Hagolah kehillah in Montreal. The name for Tehillim is Rav Yeshaya Yaakov ben Raizel.

The Rebbe, Rav Yisroel Avrohom Portugal, is one of the oldest admorim in the world. He is a son of Rav Eliezer Zusia Portugal zt”l, who founded the Sklulener chassidus, and resides in Boro Park, Brooklyn, where he leads his bais medrash on 54th street, near 13th avenue.

As is well known, in 1959 the Communists arrested the previous Rebbe and his son, the present Rebbe, for teaching Torah and for supporting and educating orphans. An international effort to free the previous Rebbe and his son was undertaken, and eventually, through the intervention of United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld, the previous Rebbe and his son were freed and immediately immigrated to the United States in 1960.

The Skulener Rebbe continues his father’s holy work by running the Chesed L’Avraham organization to help the needy in Eretz Yisroel.

May he and his son merit a refuah sheleimah.

{Shmiel Gellman-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. There is a saying” They don’t make people like him anymore” But just look at his son Reb Yehaya Yakkov Shli’tah Both should and will have a Refuah Shlaimoh,