Baruch Dayan the Truth: On Holy Shabbat, the late Rabbi Yaakov Baruch (Yankel) Mendelson passed away in the ‘Shaari Tzedek’ hospital in Jerusalem. He was 74 years old at the time of his death.Join our WhatsApp group
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The late deceased was born in Tel Aviv on the Fast of Esther תש”ט, to his father Rabbi Meir Mendelson zt’al, rabbi of Ramot Poland, author of the “Words of Meir” and from the closest people to the CHAZEN ISH ZTL.
His father, Rabbi Meir Mendelson zt’l, served as the head of Yeshiva Sanz Kluizenburg and Babov and was one of the founders of the ‘מתיבתא’ דחסידי גור בארה”ב.
In 1977 the family moved to the USA and when he reached the age of Mitzvot, his father sent him to study at the Chidhushei Harim yeshiva in Tel Aviv under the watchful eye of the Gaon overseer Rabbi Gadel Eisner z”tl.
When he came to the age, he married his wife Shethai’, the daughter of the philanthropist Rabbi Icha Perlman.All his days Reb Yankel combined Torah with his practical life. He was a well-known businessman who was very successful, as he was a trailblazer for charity and kindness.
Along with all his businesses, he dealt a lot with charity. Throughout the years, he also dealt with home peace and family reunification for decades, the most difficult cases were brought to his desk and he saved many families.
He was a big “ASKEN” in the Holy Court of the Gerer chassidus, and for decades he was closely connected to the Rebbes Gur dynasty, and he was also very connected to the Rosh Yeshiva of Gur Rabbi Shaul Alter and was one of the most important members of the community.
left behind a blessed generation of righteous people.
His brother, the head of the ‘Ner Yisrael Gur’ yeshiva ketana of Gur in Jerusalem, the Hasidic genius Rabbi Yehuda Mendelson, the late author of the books of commentaries on the methods of the Shas tractates, died in 2015. Another brother, the Rabbi Kalman Mendelson, the late , Machsidi Gur and the owner of “Mendelsohn’s Pizza” in the USA. He died suddenly in 2016.
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