Petira Of Hagaon HaRav Yisroel Plutchok ZATZAL, Rosh Yeshiva of Derech Chaim


YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Hagaon HaRav Yisroel Yechezkel Plutchok ZATZAL, the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Derech Chaim in Boro Park.

As YWN reported earlier, Rav Plutchok was in critical condition from COVID-19 and was Niftar on Thursday afternoon.

Together with his brother in law, HaRav Mordechai Rennert Zt”l, Rav Yisroel Plutchok founded Yeshivas Derech Chaim in 1974 with eight students. Both of them were Talmidim of Hagaon HaRav Chaim Pinchos Scheinberg ZATZAL. The Yeshiva – located at 16th Avenue and 39th Street – grew into a major Makom Torah and now has thousands of alumni.

He leaves behind a large Mishpacha of Talmidei Chachomim and Marbitzei Torah.

Boruch Dayan Ha’Emmes…

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  1. Baruch Dayan haEmes. A giant of a man, both spiritually and physically, but a gentle giant. I knew him mainly from Camp Ohr Shraga, where he stayed summers (his wife was the cook for many years) and was the Posek for the waiters’ Minyan. His warmth, wisdom, and common sense, as well as his knowledge of Torah, made an indelible impression.

    an Israeli Yid