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Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Sossonko, 64, OBM

Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Sossonko, a longtime resident of Miami Beach, Florida, and mashpia of the Chabad community in Miami, passed away on Shabbos. Full Story

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Miami Beach Resident
May 1, 2022 12:27 am

Such a Chosid. What a terrible loss. BDE

Rabbi and Mrs. Aisenbach
May 1, 2022 12:37 am

Boruch Dayan Hoemes.

When my husband was the Menahel of the Talmud Torah in Shikun Chabad in Jerusalem, he arrived from Russia and entered the Talmud Torah, He was a bright and intelligent young boy and I remember him as such. This was in / 1965-66.
Hamakom yinachem eschem besoich aveilai tzion virushalayim.

Boruch Dayan HaEmes
May 1, 2022 12:50 am

What a giant of a human being who loved life so, and made others love life as well.
Reb Yosske’ was the epitome of a true Chossid, a true Yid in every sense of the word always with a continuous, contagious and infectious smile!
Reb Yosske’ was a gift to the whole of South Florida and all the world.
Our heartfelt condolences to our dear Shevi and all the Sossonko
children. We love you!
The Friedfertig and Mayberg Families

S.korf
May 1, 2022 1:20 am

Heartbroken. A true chosid of a different kind than what we have today. The family is going through such loss and sadness but this is as well A major loss and sadness to lubavitchers as well and the pain is felt by so many. A man who knew the rebbe in such detail and loved the Rebbe as a chosid is supposed to; with honor and fear.

May the family know only comfort and brochos. And may Reb Yoskes neshama have the highest of aliyah and have a seat around the Rebbes farbrengen.

oy vey ..!
May 1, 2022 2:03 am

אבד חסיד מן הארץ

ת.נ.צ.ב.ה

Fond Memories
May 1, 2022 2:08 am

Such a huge loss, I grew up in Miami Beach and always admired his down to earth Chassidishkeit. He was full of real warmth, joy, humor, and sincerity. He was genuinely kind and caring even to a little kid. Wishing his amazing family strength during this painful time. Hashem should bless you all with only Happiness.

A big loss
May 1, 2022 4:49 am

Laughed. Made others laugh. Shared stories and derhers. Fabrenged…lifted us up. Empowered us. Exemplified humility and avoda. Lucky are those who got to spend time with him. BezH techiyas hameisim will happen now!

Yoske
May 1, 2022 6:25 am

I was with him
In yeshiva in kfar chabad such a sweet person
Bde may he be a maylitz yosher for his family

ברוך דיין אמת
May 1, 2022 9:47 am

He is also survived by a Sister in Taanach Israel. Rochel Dunin long healthy and happy years.

Bde
May 1, 2022 10:07 am

value the time we have on this earth, goes by too fast

A friend
May 1, 2022 11:36 am

Asher, we are thinking of you

Reb Osher made the Rebbe Laugh too
May 1, 2022 12:43 pm

It was Chanukah , Reb osher the gabbai lit Chanukah candles upstairs , by the window up on the west wall there was a shelf with the Chanukah menorah , as the standard of Reb Osher is to say the Brochos with Kavonoh he closed his eyes and started the Brochos , unfortunately he’s singing Haneiros he began loosing his balance , he thought the menora will give him support , Reb Osher grabbed the Menorah , Reb Osher and the lit Menorah came tumbling down spraying candle wax on all those watching , The Rebbe had a big a… Read more »

Shifra
May 2, 2022 12:37 am

I only met Rabbi Sossonko once, when Chana and Chezky were shluchim in our small town in Oregon. Their first event was for Purim and the only people who showed up were me and my daughters. R. Sossonko leined the megillah just for us, and I have never heard it done so beautifully by anyone since. Then one other guy showed up an hour late, I don’t think he even knew that hearing megillah was a mitzva. But R. Sossonko insisted on leining all over again just for him. I will never forget it. He exuded such warmth and love… Read more »

Yoske
May 2, 2022 2:21 pm

Yoske was a baal tefilla par excellence – I owe much of my love for davening to him. May his wife and family only know of happiness here and on !!!

Shocking and painful
May 4, 2022 3:38 pm

Sending the Sossonko’s and Korf’s our deepest sympathies.
A. and Z. Sasson and family

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