Rabbi Yitzchok Yadgar, 85, AH

Rabbi Yitzchok Yadgar, a shliach to the Ta’anachim region in the North of Eretz Yisroel, and who the Rebbe appointed as ‘Baal Habayis’ over Iraq, passed away.

By Anash.org reporter

Rabbi Yitzchok Yadgar, the dedicated shliach to the Ta’anachim region in the North of Eretz Yisroel, passed away on Tuesday, 29 Tammuz, 5783.

He was 85 years old.

Rabbi Yadgar was born in Yerushalayim to Iraqi immigrant parents. He was raised in a traditional Mizrachi family, where he stumbled upon Chabad as a young boy and eventually made his way to the Chabad Yeshiva in Lod.

After his marriage to Simcha Mizrachi, the young couple settled in Kfar Chabad. A year later at the Rebbe’s instructions their family moved to Moshav Avital, and joined the school staff in the move to the Taanach region.

Aside from his work with the residents of the area, Rabbi Yadgar led the Chabad community and Chabad shul in the settlement. His home became an address for the spiritual needs of residents of the area.

During hakofos on Shmini Atzeres 5731, the Rebbe appointed representatives who would be balabatim of each country in the world and who will ensure that everything there will be done according to the Torah. Rabbi Yadgar was appointed as the Baal Habayis over Iraq.

He is survived by his children, Shterna Sarah Chaiby – Rechovot; Rochel Kill – Gan Ner; Rabbi Shimon Yadgar – Yerushalayim; Rabbi Shmuel Yadgar – Beer Sheva; Rabbi Moti Yadgar – Tzfas; Penina Levy – Migdal Haemek; Chani Edrei – Yerushalayim; and Mendy Yadgar – Crown Heights. He is also survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The levaya will take place Wednesday, in Gan Ner, Eretz Yisroel.

Baruch Dayan Haemes.

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  1. I stayed by his house for a shabbos a quarter of a century ago. He was a consummate dor hashvi’iy Yid. Immensely respected by all types of Yidden around the north. He took me to a shivah house in Afulah. Everyone among the hundreds in the tent there knew Moreh Yitzchak.

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