Rabbi Yitzchok Sternhartz

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Rabbi Yitzchok Sternhartz was the son of Rabbi Nasson of Breslov. Later in his life he made Aliyah to Eretz Yisroel, settling in Tzfat

[edit] Aluim Letrufa

Much of the letters in the Sefer Aluim Letrufa were written by Rabbi Nasson to his son Rabbi Yitzchak.

[edit] Passing

Rabbi Yitzchok Sternhartz passed away on a very rainy Purim day filled with Tzfat fog. The Chevra Kadisha took him to the Tzfat Cemetery and because the heavy weather conditions, mistakenly buried him in one of the few precious open spots remaining near the kever of the Beis Yosef, thinking it was a totally different section of the cemetery. Upon realizing the next day what they had done, a debate started whether or not they should rebury him elsewhere to free up the spot for a more well known Tzadik. Before doing so, they decided to research Rabbi Yitzchok and see if perhaps he himself had some merit that led to his mistaken burial in that location. Upon hearing that he was the son of Rabbi Nasson of Breslov who authored the Liutay Halachos, a mystical commentary on the Shulchan Aruch of Rabbi Yosef Karo, they admitted that the incident was caused by Divine Providence and decided to leave the kever in place.

[edit] Kever Rabbi Yitzchak Breslover

Rabbi Yitzchak Breslover is buried in the Old Tzfat Cemetery right near Rabbi Yosef Karo. His Hillula is on Purim.

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