The Samborer Rebbe, Rabbi Hershel Yolles, passed away (Monday afternoon), the 29th of Av. He was 82.
Rabbi Yolles was a direct descendant of the Ba’al Shem Tov (the founder of the Chassidic movement), Reb Elimelech of Lizensk and the Sanzer Rebbe.
He was the product of a profound family tradition, a lifetime of Jewish learning, and an unbroken chain of generations steeped in the beauty and depth of Torah. Originally from Klausenberg, then Bucharest, he learned in Tomchei Tmimim in Montreal and then settled in Boro Park.
Rabbi Yolles exhibited the sweetness, the joy, the care and concern for every Jewish soul, that is associated with Chassidus.
He was laid to rest Monday evening at the cemetery in New Square, next to his beloved wife, Esther (z”l). They are survived by two daughters: Ms. Chany Yolles and Mrs. Yaffa Feder, and grandchildren.
Ms. Chany Yolles and Mrs. Yaffa Feder are sitting shiva at:
1460 44th St Apt 3K
and getting up tomorrow morning, Monday, Sept 1