By Yakov Golding

“My son-in-law the Gaon and Tzaddik Rav Yitzchak Kolodetzky, shlita, known for his outstanding Drashos and Berachos, will be visiting your city this Shabbos… may his visit bring Bracha and Chizuk to the entire community…”                                                                                                        

These words, excerpted from a letter of the Gadol Hador Rav Chaim Kanievsky shlita, set the tone for the arrival of HaGaon HaTzaddik Rav Yitzchak Kolodetzky to the Five Towns community. It is not every day that such a Tzaddik and Gadol takes from his time to visit the Five Towns. Rav Yitzchak Kolodetzky, in his unassuming humility, is a great scholar in his own right who has published many Seforim. Still, Rav Yitzchak is best known as the son-in-law and close confidant of the Sar HaTorah, Rav Chaim Kanievsky, shlita, and thousands come to his door to seek his Brachos and advise.

The esteem the Rav holds in the eyes of his father-in-law is well known, as was his closeness to his grandfather, the Steipler Gaon. A typical day for Rav Kolodetzky is one immersed in studying the intricacies of the Torah and delivering Chizuk to those the Rav meets. Remarkable Yeshuos have been reported from the Brachos of the venerable Rav. HaRav Yitzchak’s wife, Rebbetzin Leah, is widely recognized for taking over the helm of her mother following her Petirah. Rebbetzin Batsheva, a”h, was known for offering advice and giving Brachos to thousands of women from every corner of the world.

The Rav, will be in the Five Towns throughout the coming week and will be giving Divrei Chizuk at the local Yeshivos and Shuls. It is our hope that his presence here will merit overwhelming blessings, advise and much needed encouragement for the community. For a schedule of Shiurim and Kabbolas Kahal, text 323.522.9100.



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