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Yitzchak Abadi

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Position  Rosh Kollel
Name  Yitzchak Abadi
Spouse  Chaya

Residence  Lakewood NJ, USA
Birth name  Yitzchak Abadi
Role  Rabbi
Yitzchak Abadi Yitzchak Abadi Wikipedia

Yeshiva  Kollel Ohel Torah, Lakewood Township, New Jersey
Born  March 12, 1933 Venezuela (1933-03-12)
Children  Chaim Yisrael, Nechama, Avraham, Aaron, Yehuda, Rivka

Rabbi yitzchak abadi discussing how to approach avodas hashem

Yitzchak Abadi (born March 12, 1933) is an Orthodox Jewish Rabbi and Posek and a prominent leader of Orthodox Judaism in the United States and around the world.


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Early life

Rabbi Abadi was born in Venezuela and together with Rabbi Abadi's parents moved to Tiberias, Israel at age 2. Rabbi Abadi's studies began in Tel-Aviv, Israel and continued in Yeshivat Chevron in Jerusalem. At 19 years old, Rabbi Abadi was sent by the Chazon Ish to study in Lakewood, NJ, under the famed Rabbi Aharon Kotler.


Rabbi Abadi is a posek, and his students are rabbis across the globe. After Rav Kotler's death, Rabbi Abadi emerged as the leading posek for the entire Lakewood community. Rabbi Abadi branched out on his own in 1980, opening a premiere halacha kollel in Lakewood. In 1993, Rabbi Abadi transferred his kollel to Har Nof, Jerusalem, where it continued to produce scholars who are trained to decide halachic questions touching on every aspect of Jewish law. Rabbi Abadi moved back to Lakewood in 2009.

Notable decisions

Owing to his prominence as an posek, Rabbi Abadi is asked the most difficult questions, in which he issues a number of innovative and controversial decisions. For instance, his ruling that permits writing a sefer torah through a silk screen process. and a more recent ruling that wigs made with Indian hair may be used. Rav Abadi also composed a short version of Birkat Hamazon based on the Rambam and other Rishonim, if one is unable to say the full version that is customary, one may say this version, even initially as a first choice. Rav Abadi, together with Rabbi Ralbag of the Triangle K, are the only orthodox Rabbis to endorse Hebrew National meats as being kosher, albeit not glatt kosher.


Ohr Yitzchak Vol 1

Ohr Yitzchak Vol 2

Booklet on Niddah Laws

Birkat Hamazon Hakatzar (based on the views of the Rambam and the other Rishonim)


Yitzchak Abadi Wikipedia