Rabbi Raphael Wachsman z”l


It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the passing of Rabbi Raphael Wachsman z”l of Milwaukee, WI.

Rabbi Wachsman was the rosh yeshiva at Yeshivas Ohr Yechezkel-Wisconsin Institute for Torah Study (WITS).

Rabbi Wachsman was supremely devoted to the yeshiva and its talmidim, following the progress of each student. He set and implemented the educational philosophy and oversaw the various departments of the high school, having a profound influence on everyone he came in contact with.

The levaya will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Yeshivas Ohr Yechezkel Wisconsin Institute for Torah Study, located at 3288 N. Lake Drive in Milwaukee. To listen, call 605.475.2090 and enter access number 889001. A second levayah will be held Wednesday morning, at 10:30 a.m., at Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim/Rabbinical Seminary of America at 76-01 147th Street in Queens, . The aron will be flown to Eretz Yisroel via United flight #UA84. Kevurah will take place on Har Hamenuchos in Yerushalayim 2-1/2 hours after the flight lands in Tel Aviv.

Yehi zichro boruch.



  1. so sad. what a tzaddik he was his entire life.

    anyone know how old he was now when he was niftar?

    may his soul rest in peace

  2. Reb Rafael was a multi-faceted ben Torah, beloved father & husband& brother. His acts of chesed, Easy smile, genuineness were exceptional.

    His deep love & attachment to Eretz Yisroel was/is legendary. His Chaverim & talmidim miss him already.


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