Friday 9 February 2018


YITSKHOK SADIN (ISAAC SODDEN) (April 30, 1897-October 27, 1981)
            He was born in Ponevezh (Panevėžys), Lithuania, into a rabbinical family.  He attended religious elementary school and yeshivas, and he studied with private tutors.  In 1914 he came to the United States, studied in the yeshiva of Rabbi Yitskhok Elchonon in New York, from whence he received ordination into the rabbinate.  From 1917 he served as rabbi in a variety of congregations in New York and Wooster, Massachusetts.  He was a member of principal leadership of Agudat Harabanim (Union of Orthodox rabbis) in America and the director of Mizrachi in New York.  He contributed in Hebrew to: Hapardes (The orchard), Hamesila (The roadway), Hayehudi (The Jew), Or hamizraḥi (Light of the east), and other serials in New York.  In book form: Droshes yitskhok sadin (Sermons of Yitsḥak Sadin) (New York, 1918), 51 pp.; Toldot yitsḥak (The offspring of Isaac) (New York, 1924), 152 pp. in Hebrew and 91 pp. in Yiddish; Habar mitsva shel Yaakov (The bar mitzvah of Jacob) (New York, 1933), 32 pp.  He died in New York.

Sources: Asher Z. Rand, Toldot anshe shem (Stories of famous people) (New York, 1950), p. 88; Bet eked sefarim.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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