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Yisrael Friedman (Pashkaner Rebbe)
|Born||(1923-11-08)November 8, 1923
|Died||May 1, 2017(2017-05-01) (aged 93)|
|Yahrtzeit||5 Iyar, 5777|
Yisrael Friedman (November 8, 1923 – May 1, 2017) was known as the Pashkaner Rebbe (after the city of Pașcani where his grandfather served as Rebbe). He was a lecturer at the Tel Aviv University and the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the rosh yeshiva of a hesder yeshiva in Netivot.
Friedman was a sixth-generation descendant of Rebbe Yisrael of Rizhin. He resided in the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo. He was married to Rebbetzin Tziporah, a daughter of the Imrei Chaim of Vizhnitz. One of his sons is Hoshea Friedman, a brigadier general in the IDF. The Rebbe’s grandsons study in various hesder yeshivos. On Monday, May 1, 2017, Rebbi Friedman died at the age of 93, leaving behind his wife, Rebbetzin Tziporah, his successor Rabbi Hoshea Friedman - Ben Shalom, three other sons and one daughter.
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