R’ Addas Leaves Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael for Health Reasons


adasRosh Yeshivas Kol Yaakov HaGaon HaRav Yaakov Addas Shlita has announced he is stepping down from the Degel Hatorah Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah due to “weakness and his ailing condition”.

The rav sent a letter of resignation to the council’s secretary, Rabbi Avraham Rubinstein in which he explained that Maran HaGaon HaRav Elyashiv approached him to serve on the council three years ago, at which time he responded he did not feel worthy. He explained that he did join but this was at the behest of the Gadol Hador, not because he feels worthy.

Ladaat reports that in another letter the rav sent he explained he is stepping down due to health issues.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. After seeing the headline, the only reason I opened the article was to see what his name is so that I can daven for his chizuk & refua. I was most dissapointed. Isn’t this ABC for a frum yid or am I an extremist ?

  2. That should be Rabbi Yehudah Addas,his father was Rabbi Yaakov Addas(hence the Yeshiva’s name “Kol Yaakov”). His son is also named Yaakov.