Hamodia is saddened to report the petirah of Harav Yitzchak Ashkenazi, the Alesker rebbe, zy”a, who was niftar Monday at the age of 78.
The Rebbe’s beis medrash, Lev Someiach-Alesk, has stood in the Kensington neighborhood in Brooklyn, for nearly fifty years. Today, the expanded beis medrash at the corner of Avenue F and East 2nd Street is a place of Torah and tefillah for the burgeoning neighborhood.
The Alesker Rebbe was a son of Harav Elimelech Ashkenazi, the Melbourner Rav, zt”l and a son in law of Harav Menachem Shlomo Taub, zy”a, the Kaliver Rebbe. He was a descendant of Harav Chanoch Dov Meyer, the Lev Sameiach of Alesk and a son-in-law of the Sar Shalom of Belz, zy”a.
The levayah is scheduled Monday evening at 7:00 in front of his besi medrash at 203 Avenue F.
Kevurah is scheduled in the Bais Hachaim of Monroe.