By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Dr. Yitzchok Markowitz, an author, educator, and poet from Bnei Brak, Israel, passed away on Shabbos, 9 Adar II, 5779.
He was 94.
Rabbi Markowitz was born in Nur, Poland to the illustrious “Nurer Rov,” Rabbi Yaakov Mordechai and Masha Markowitz.
As a child, he emigrated with his family to Eretz Yisroel. He later married Zahava Dunin, sister of Mashpia Rabbi Reuven Dunin, and they settled in Bnei Brak.
He worked in chinuch for many years, as an educator and author of a number of Seforim.
Known as a goan with a brilliant mind, he became a well known author and poet. He authored a series of popular works in Dikduk used by generations of students.
He also authored the “Mitoroso Shel Raban Shel Yisroel,” an analytical and poetic series of Seforim on Rashi, which brought the Rebbe’s Rashi Sichos to a wider audience, among other works.
He wrote and spoke passionately on Ahavas Hashem, Ahavas Yisroel, and Kedushas Eretz Yisroel.
He was known as a kind-hearted person who practiced many acts of Chesed, and was beloved by all who knew him. He merited to have children and grandchildren who serve as Shluchim throughout the world.
In recent years he lived in Kfar Chabad, Israel.
He is survived by his wife, Zahava, and children, Chaya Rubinstein (Bnei Brak), Nachum Markowitz (Crown Heights), Yechezkel Markowitz (Tirat HaCarmel), Duddy Markowitz (Netanya), Liora Rivkin (Kfar Chabad), grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by his brother Zvi Markowitz of Bnei Brak.
The levaya took place on Motzei Shabbos from Kfar Chabad with burial in Har Hazeisim.
The family is sitting Shiva at the home of Binyamin Rivkin in Kfar Chabad.
Baruch Dayan Ha’emes – R’ Yitzchok ben Yaakov Mordechai.