Yisroel Yaakov Fisher

Yisroel Yaakov Fisher (1928–2003), was a leading posek, Av Beit Din of the Edah HaChareidis and rabbi of the Zichron Moshe neighbourhood in Jerusalem.


Yisroel Yaakov Fisher
Yisroel Yaakov Fisher.jpeg
Born(1928-07-09)July 9, 1928 (21 Tammuz 5688 Anno Mundi)
DiedFebruary 28, 2003(2003-02-28) (aged 74) (25 Adar I 5663 Anno Mundi)
Resting placeHar HaMenuchot
NationalityIsrael Israel
RelativesMoshe Braverman (son in law)
Y. Rotman (son in law)

He was born in Jerusalem in 1928 to Rabbi Aharon Fisher, a prominent member of the Perushim community. He was named after the political activist Jacob Israël de Haan who had been assassinated four years earlier. As a teenager he studied in the Etz Chaim Yeshiva and became a close student of Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer. He was later married to the daughter of Rabbi Zelig Wallis and they settled in Batei Horodno area of Jerusalem.

In 1961 was appointed as a moreh tzedek and two year later, in 1963, he was invited to serve as rabbi of the Great Synagogue of Zikhron Moshe. In 1974 he was made a member of the Badatz of the Edah HaChareidis. In 1996 he was appointed Av Beit Din of the Edah HaChareidis.

He died in 2003 and is buried on Har HaMenuchot.


  • Even Yisroel — several volumes of responsa