Yaakov Yosef ben Raizel Grunwald Celebrates Birth of Bechor


japan-yaakov-yosefIt is with great joy that we report the birth of a child to Yaakov Yosef ben Raizel Grunwald.

After a painfully long four and a half years, Yaakov Yosef ben Raizel was the last of the “Japan three” bochurim to be released from prison after a trying saga in which the bochurim were duped into transporting narcotics.

Yaakov Yosef served 1,734 days behind bars, most of which were spent in isolation in Chiba, Japan. He was released two years ago, on January 1, 2013.

Yaakov Yosef has now celebrated the birth of his first child, a healthy baby boy.

{Gavriel Sitrit-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Not just a heartwarming and beautiful besura, but also a powerful lesson how a person’s life can turn around. A year ago he was awaiting word if he will be a free man and now a year later he is married with new baby boy.