News Brief 9/18/2012, Tishrei 2, 5773
Tiferet Yaakov Yeshiva head Dies at 70
Rabbi Yechezkel Soibel, head of the Tiferet Yaakov yeshiva in Jerusalem, passed away on the second night of Rosh Hashannah at the age of 70. Rabbi Soibel died of a heart attack shortly after praying Mincha, the afternoon prayer service, on Monday.
Rabbi Soibel taught thousands during his years working at Tiferet Yaakov. “He was a yeshiva principal in every bone of his body, dedicated to his students. He was like a father to them,” one student recalled.
He was survived by his wife and three children and his children’s families