Yisrael Friedman (Pashkaner Rebbe)

Yisrael Friedman
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Born (1923-11-08)November 8, 1923
Died May 1, 2017(2017-05-01) (aged 93)
Religion Judaism
Spouse Tziporah
Children Hoshea Friedman,
several others
Yahrtzeit 5 Iyar, 5777
Dynasty Pashkan

Yisrael Friedman (November 8, 1923 – May 1, 2017) was known as the Pashkaner Rebbe[1] (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.[1] On Monday, May 1, 2017,[2] 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.