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Rabbi Yitzchok Preiter

December 3rd, 2019 · 1 Comment

Rabbi Yitzchok Pretter

יצחק ב"ר יוסף הכהן

Rav, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Tue. December 3, 2019 - 1 Kislev Exact Date Needed
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Directions to Kever: New Mount Zion Cemetery in Lyndhurst maintains active burial records and will provide assistance upon request. The cemetery is connected to the Hillside Cemetery (non-Jewish) not far from MetLife Stadium. Location: Needed

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  • 1 Yosef Nussbaum // Dec 4, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Rav Yitzchok Pretter ZT”L was my Zayde. He learned in Novardok with the Steipler Gaon ZT”L and was known as the Biala Illuy, as he was originally from Biala Podlosk. He spent the war years fighting with the partisans in Poland against the Nazis and lost his first wife and child during the war. He came to America after the war and again joined up with the Novardok Yeshiva and got married to Esther Yehudis (Hochberg) Pretter, a shidduch that was redt by Rebbetzin Yoffen. He was involved in the reprinting of Madraigos Haodom, annotating and referencing the quoted Mamorei Chazal. He got Kabola for Shechita from Rav Henkin and was a shochet for many years. After shechita was moved out of New York (to the Midwest and elsewhere), he felt that he could not move his family there as that would sacrifice their religious upbringing. He left Shechita and became a Melamed at the Rambam Yeshiva and Maggid Shiur in various Shuls in Flatbush, including the Young Israel of Flatbush and the Talmud Torah Shul on Coney Island Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn. He davened at the Mir Yeshiva and was very close to its Roshei Yeshiva as well as Rav Elya Chazan, Rosh Yeshiva of Torah Vodaath and the Muzheyer Rebbe ZT”L. He was one of the contributing editors of the Encyclopedia Talmudis and wrote the (as of yet unpublished) piece on tying as it relates to Hilchos Shabbos. He was Niftar on Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5739 (1978) after suffering a heart attack in the Mir Yeshiva a few months prior. Rav Yaakov Bender who was then learning in the Mir Kollel was one of the Hatzola members that revived him. Yehi Zichro Boruch.

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