Yaakov Yosef, One of Japan Trio, Engaged


japan-yaakov-yosefYaakov Yosef Greenwald, one of the “Japan trio,” is a chosson, engaged to a daughter of one of the askonim who helped in the efforts to secure his release.

Back in January, after a painfully long four and a half years, Yaakov Yosef – known to m any around the world simply as “Yaakov Yosef ben Raizel” – was transferred to Eretz Yisroel after serving 1,734 days, most of which were spent in isolation, in Chiba, Japan. He was reunited with his family in their hometown of Bnei Brak.

The kallah is a daughter of Reb Yehudah Yacov of Bnei Brak.

According to reports, the shidduch was made by Rav Weiss, the Satmar dayan in Antwerp who was also very involved in helping the 3 bochurim in Japan.

May the chosson and kallah merit to walk down to the chupah b’shaah tovah umetzlachas and build a bayis neeman b’Yisroel.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. wonderful news. Mazel Tov to the chosson and kallah. may they merit to build a bayis neeman b’yisroel with many years of health and happiness.

  2. Mazal tov!


    When one does chesed, the kindness itself repays him. (The core remains for olam haba). The girls father helped these boys, and one turns out to be his own son-in-law!