Rav Yaakov Galinsky Hospitalized But Stable


rav-yaakov-galinskyRav Yaakov Galinsky, one of the senior maggidim of our time, was hospitalized at Mayanei Hayeshuah Hospital in Bnei Brak on Friday after suffering from heart palpitations. Rav Galinsky, who is 90, is said to be in good condition and even davened on Shabbos in the Khal Adas Yisroel shul in the hospital.

Rav Galinsky will remain in the hospital for observation by physicians for several days and will then hopefully return to his home on Rechov Chiddushei Harim in Bnei Brak.

Rav Galinsky is renowned for his wit and unique ability to impart inspiring words of hisorerus. He is a talmid of the Novardok Yeshiva in Bialistock, where he learned during the 1930s under Rav Avrohom Yaafen, son-in-law of the Alter of Novardok.  In 1941, he was exiled to Siberia with a group of hundreds of yeshiva bochurim. Post-World War II, he married his rebbetzin, spent a period of time in the DP camps in Germany, and in 1949 immigrated to Eretz Yisroel and settled in Bnei Brak.

Rav Galinsky was extremely close to the Chazon Ish and the Steipler Gaon. In the 1950s, he became rosh yeshiva in Rosh Haayim and expended great efforts to impact the youth of the Yemenite community. In the 1960s, he led the Novardok Yeshiva in Chadeirah along with Rav Elchanan Perlmutter, also a Novardok talmid.

For years, Rav Galinsky visited immigrant communities throughout Eretz Yisroel to be mechazeik and uplift the residents there. His drashos, based on the Novardok school of thought and hashkafah, have inspired thousands across the globe.

All are asked to daven for a refuah sheleimah for Rav Yaakov ben Devorah, besoch she’ar cholei Yisroel.

{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}


  1. The shiur in Beth Gavriel will be for his refuah shlema, please spread the word…

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    Sunday Night, July 10th, 2011

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  2. Think of this as an opportunity to give something back. And after his refuah shleima, be”H, say Yekum Purkan with kavana for continued good health of all our shepherds.


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