Monday, October 22, 2018

HaRav Yitzchok Paler, Rosh Yeshiva Mekor Chaim Passes Away Suddenly

Rav Paler reportedly suffered a massive heart attack on Sunday night. Hatzolah responded to the Rosh Yeshiva’s home where he was found unresponsive and was Niftar a short while later. He was 67.

The Yeshiva was founded in Brooklyn by the Rosh Yeshiva’s father, Rav Binyomin Z”TL, in 1965. In 2012, the Yeshiva relocated to its current home in Lakewood.
For many decades, Rav Binyomin Paler zt”l was known as the repository of the true Brisk in the United States, a Mesorah carried on by his illustrious sons and Talmidim. Rav Binyamin was one of the closest Talmidim of the Brisker Rov, Rav Velvel Soloveitchik, and a chavrusah of Rav Berel Soloveitchik Z”TL – father of Rav Avrohom Yehoshua Shlita, the current Rosh Yeshiva of Brisk in Yerushalayim.
Rav Binyamin zt”l escaped World War II together with the Mirrer Yeshiva via Shanghai. Rav Paler was the son-in-law of the Mattesdorfer Rav, R' Shmuel Ehrenfeld z"l, and was the Rosh Yeshivah for many years in Yeshivah Chasan Sofer.
 After the war, he helped Rav Leib Malin zt”l launch Yeshiva Bais HaTalmud before founding his own Yeshiva, Mekor Chaim. Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l himself suggested the name – to show all that Rav Paler embodied the authentic teachings and continuity of Rav Chaim Soloveitchik himself.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


The Palers are the real deal, all learning, no shtick.

I thought the yeshiva was in Toms River