Rabbi Yeshaya Roth passed away at the beginning of Passover as a result of complications due to COVID-19.

Roth was born in pre-war Budapest, Hungary, and emigrated to the United States after surviving World War II and the Holocaust in hiding.

His father, Rabbi Chaim Roth, was known for his daring exploits rescuing Jews under Nazi occupation.

After the war, father and son emigrated to America together, and were instrumental in establishing the flourishing Chassidic community in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y.

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