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Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Parnes

May 18th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Moreh Dasrah Congregation Divrei Yechezkel Stropkov
Brooklyner Rebbe
d. 28 Nissan, 1967
There are many famous stories regarding the Rav’s strict shabbos observance during the early 1900’s in New York City.
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Beth David Cemetery
300 Elmont Road
Elmont, NY 11003
(Section: Cong Shomrei Shabbos, Bethel Avenue between Lincoln and Washington Avenue, left side, towards the back of the section)
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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 M // Nov 24, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    He came from Dukla, Galicia I believe.

  • 2 Grand Rebbe // Nov 24, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    There is a “famous story” about his not excepting money from a non Shomer Shabbos. Rebbe Moshe Weinberger, the Aish Kodesh of Woodmere once told me that many years ago he was at a weekend event for B/Ts and on Sunday afternoon as he was leaving a man came over to him and said I would like to tell you a story. Usually said Rabbi Weinberger that means he wants to tell his story. Being in a rush Rabbi Weinberger asked him to call during the week. To which the man said I am eynikl of the Dukla Rav. Much to the dismay of the Rebbetzin and his family the man now had Rabbi Weinberger’s undivided attention. He then proceeded to relate the “famous story”. (Baruch, being that it is lengthily I will fax you a hard copy which I hope you can post.) Interestingly some of the details have a slight variation from the popular version.

  • 3 YD Miller // Sep 1, 2011 at 10:34 am

    A grandson of his Reb Dovid Schmuel Parnes recently passed away, which brough up this Rebbe once again.

    I would like to learn more on his whereabouts, I know Reb Yosef Yizchok came around 1913 from Dukla, Galicia and settled in Borogh Park (not sure if this was right in the begining).

    The Parnes family name was famous in Galicia where they married into big Rabbinic dynesties, particulary in the Sanz Halberstam family, there was also a Dayan in Tarnopol named Reb Yisroel Parnes, don’t know if and how they are related.

    Here is a thread discussing this topic with -so far- limited information:

    http://www.otzar.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=6102

  • 4 Ben Bee Zee // Sep 1, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    The Reb Dovid Shmiel who recently passed away was Rabi Mordcha Williger’s son in law

  • 5 einekel // Nov 12, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    If you want to know more about him you can contact R Hershel Parnes in boro park. He still makes an annual yahrtzeit seuda on his yahrtzeit,28 Nissan. He also printed a small book on the heilige zeide which contains lots of info about R Yosef Yitzchok.
    Hatzlacha Raba!

  • 6 chaim Kessler // Apr 9, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    My zeidy Meyer Gershon Hochdorf Hacohen used to bring Rabbi parness cholov yisroel every day, daven in his minyon, then go to the shommer shabbis shul to be the tzenter at the next few meals. Then he went to his business as a glazier.
    Jack Parness, a neighbor of mine from Laurelton, saved me during the 1967 blackout. with 80 million people stranded in elevators for 25 hours.
    my @@ is chaim207@gmail.com
    Ramat Gan
    if you want more ineresting data contact me.

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