Yanky Ostreicher’s Family Shocked By Political Exploitation of His Situation


yanky-ostreicherThe following statement from Miriam Ungar-Ostreicher was provided by her to Matzav.com:

I was shocked last night to see that Moshe Tischler is using my husband’s situation and my family’s name to attempt to further his career and, worse, attack Assemblyman Dov Hikind.

My husband has been suffering in a Bolivian prison for 15 months. Since turning to Dov Hikind for his help, Dov has continually and consistently been there for my husband. He has introduced me to numerous elected officials and championed Jacob’s cause in every way imaginable, and he continues to do so to this very day.

It was unconscionable and dishonest of Moshe Tischler to act as if he is speaking for my family. He is not. I am speaking for my family and my family is grateful to have a friend like Dov Hikind who is genuine. The website that ran that disgusting statement from Moshe Tischler should immediately retract it; they aren’t helping me or my husband by attacking the one elected official in Brooklyn who continues to help us.

May my husband be released from prison immediately and may we all share a New Year of redemption and bruchas.

Miriam Ungar-Ostreicher

{Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. There are so many of acheinu bnei yisroel sitting in jail – especially R Yanky Ostreicher and R Sholom M. Rubashkin. Yes I know their situations are very different in all ways – nonetheless in both situations they are special yidden with beautiful families that are languishing in jail and are suffering beyond anyone’s comprehention. Let’s daven over the Yemei Horachamim that these special yidden will have a yeshua and be reunited with their families.