Yitzchok Isaac Krasny: I Want to Go Back to Yeshiva


krasny-fire[Photos below.] Four-year-old Yitzchok Isaac Krasny is improving, boruch Hashem, two weeks after a devastating fire took the life of his brother Avigdor and wiped out his family’s apartment, Matzav.com has learned.

Yitzchok Isaac has been hospitalized at the Long Island Jewish Children’s hospital, where he was taken off of life support. He has now been talking and conversing with his family members and has told his parents that he would like to return to yeshiva.

The positive report regarding Yitzchok Isaac’s condition is comforting news in what has been a tragic episode that has gripped the Flatbush community and kehillos around the globe. The Shemini Atzeres fire that claimed the life of 8-year-old Avigdor Krasny broke out as Rabbi and Mrs. Yaakov and Chana Krasny were in their sukkah on a second-floor porch of their apartment on Avenue P in Flatbush.

Reb Yaakov ran into the home to try to pull out his six children, and while he heroically ran into the burning home multiple times and rescued five of his children, he tragically couldn’t reach his son, Avigdor, who tried to escape the flames through a third-floor window.

New York City Fire Department officials later said that an electric griddle ignited a wooden counter in the kitchen, causing the blaze.

5-year-old Miriam, 7-year-old Nosson Tzvi and 10-year-old Shimon were all rescued and taken to Staten Island University Hospital, while 18-month-old Ettil and Yitzchok Isaac were in serious condition.

Ettil has also shown great improvement and is scheduled to be discharged from the hospital.

Tefillos are being said for the complete recovery of Yitzchok Isaac ben Chana and Ettel bas Chana.

Reb Yaakov Krasny is a dedicated mispallel at Bais Yisroel Torah Center, Rav Avigdor Miller’s shul, which is now led by his grandson, Rav Eliyahu Brog. Reb Yaakov, a close talmid of Rav Miller, is a distinguished member of the kollel at the Mirrer Yeshiva in Flatbush.

Rav Mechel Rosenbaum along with his wife and 13 children lived on the first floor of the home they shared with the Krasnys. As a result of the extensive fire damage, the Rosenbaums have had to find temporary lodgings for their large family.

The Krasny family have temporarily moved into the home of noted baalei chessed Rabbi and Mrs. Avrohom Kunstlinger in Flatbush.

Those wishing to participate in helping the families may make checks out to Keren Hatzalos Nefashos and mail them to:

Keren Hatzalos Nefashos

Rav Eliyahu Brudny

1752 East 18th Street

Brooklyn, NY, 11229.

To donate online, click here.

See below for photos of the damage done by the fire:

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 {Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Please say tehillim for ettel bas chana, I just got a call 15 min ago that she had some kind of emergency & they say it’s very serious.