Thursday, December 13, 2007

Keren Yitzchok - Rabbi Yitzchok Wolpin z"l

From the Breslov Center:

We sadly announce the passing of our friend, the prominent Stoliner Chassid Rabbi Yitzchok Wolpin, of blessed memory, on 6 Tishrei 5768 / Sept. 18th. He was 48 years old, and leaves a wife and nine children, six of whom still live at home.

Reb Yitzchok worked as head of shipping and receiving at Moznaim Books in Brooklyn, where he was known to people from all sectors of the Torah world for his personable manner and respect for all. He learned b'chavrusa with R' Dovid Sears of the Breslov Center for most of twenty years; and since Moznaim distributes publications of the Breslov Research Institute, he was also friendly with BRI's director, R' Chaim Kramer of Jerusalem.

Although he suffered for ten years with "yenner ma'aseh," Reb Yitzchok remained in a positive frame of mind in all situations. In fact, his dying words to his children -- which he gave over to each individually -- was that they should always be b'simchah. He maintained his sedarim in learning until the end, commenting that "the Eybishter does not retire." May he be a meliz yosher for his young widow, nine orphans, parents and in-laws and the entire Jewish people.

A fund has been established to help Reb Yitzchok's family. The Breslov Center urges our friends to give generously to the support of this wonderful family, who are aniyim hagunim in every way. Please send your tax-deductable contribution to

c/o Rabbi Nosson Scherman
1181 East 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11230

Endorsed by Rabbi Moshe Wolfson (Emunas Yisrael), Rabbi Shmuel Dishon (Stolin), and Rabbi Nosson Scherman, among other prominent rabbonim.


At December 13, 2007 at 9:22:00 AM EST, Anonymous Michoel said...

Which Wolpin was he the son of? The Stoliner Rosh Yeshiva Rav Baruch Wolpin? B'soros tovos by all the Yidden.

thank you

At December 13, 2007 at 10:04:00 AM EST, Anonymous Dovid Sears said...

The Rosh Yeshiva is a brother of Reb Yitzchok a"h's father, Rabbi Michoel Wolpin.

At December 13, 2007 at 10:20:00 AM EST, Anonymous Michoel said...

Thank you. I am very close to the youngest brother, Rav Dovid. Incredible mishpacha.


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