The Nadvorna Rebbe of Bnei Brak zt”l


nadvorna-rebbe-bnei-brakIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of the Nadvorna Rebbe of Bnei Brak, Rav Yaakov Yissochor Ber Rosenbaum zt”l, at the age of 82.

The Rebbe had been unwell and had been hospitalized at Belinson Medical Center.

The Rebbe was born in Siget, Romania, a son of Rav Chaim Mordechai Rosenbaum, the Devar Chaim, and Rebbetzin Sima Raizel, a daughter of Rav Eliezer Zev of Kretchnif. After World War II, he immigrated with his father to Eretz Yisroel and settled in Yaffo. Upon his father’s passing in 1972, he assumed the position at the helm of the Nadvorna chassidus.

He leaves behind an illustrious family. His children include Rav Eliezer Zev Rosenbaum, av bais din of Nadvorna Bnei Brak; Rav Meir Yitzchok Isaac Rosenbaum, av bais din of Nadvorna Yerushalayim; Rav Asher Yeshaya Rosenbaum, av bais din of Nadvorna Beitar; Rav Yosef Naftoli Rosenbaum, av bais din of Nadvorna Elad; Rav Shmuel Shmelke Rosenbaum; Rav Aharon Dovid Rosenbaum; and Rav Yisroel Rosenbaum, mashgiach of the Nadvorna Yeshiva. His sons-in-law include Rav Sholom Aharon Ashkenazi, rosh yeshiva of the Nadvorna Yeshiva, Rav Zalman Shapiro and Rav Naftoli Schneebalg.

The levaya will take place at the Nadvorna Bais Medrash in Bnei Brak, followed by a levaya at the Nadvorna Bais Medrash on Rechov Tzefaniah  in Yerushalayim and kevurah on Har Hazeisim.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{Yair Israel}


  1. He was such a sweet and (i mean this respectfully) cute Rebbe. I went to his tish once in Boro Park when he was visiting a few years back. Yehi zichro baruch.

  2. Our souls are aching from this loss of the Nadvorna Rebbe from Bnei Brak on the 7th of Adar 5772, March 1, 2012. We attended many of the Rebbe’s Tishs, and received many Brachas from him; and was at many of his family’s weddings.

  3. the son in law reb sholem ahron ashkenasy is my cousin and used to take me to the rebbe where i was extremely impressed. the rebbe was very known in medical things.