Rabbi Yaakov Perlow (born November 1930) is a Hasidic rebbe and rosh yeshiva living in Boro Park, Brooklyn. He is the current Novominsker Rebbe and serves as rosh ("head") of the American Agudath Israel of America, a Haredi communal organization. He is also the head of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah ("Council of Torah Sages") of Agudath Israel of America.
He succeeded his father, Rabbi Nochum Mordechai Perlow, as Novominsker Rebbe. He had two brothers, Baruch Dovid and Yisroel. He has many relatives around the United States and Israel. One known relative is Jake Perlow, of Manchester, New Hampshire. He[clarification needed who? Rabbi Yaakov or Jake?] serves as figurehead of Yeshivas Novominsk in New York.
Rabbi Perlow is a disciple of Rabbi Yitzchok Hutner and also obtained a degree at Brooklyn College, New York, while attending the Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin and then the Kollel Gur Aryeh.He subsequently taught Talmud at Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Illinois. From there, he was appointed rosh yeshiva at the Khal Adath Jeshurun community's Breuer's yeshiva in Washington Heights, Manhattan and established a synagogue continuing the Novominsk Hasidic movement. He eventually resigned his position at the Breuer's yeshiva to establish and devote himself to his own yeshiva in Boro Park, Brooklyn.
- Levy, Bernard-Henri (2007-12-18). American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville. Random House Digital, Inc. pp. 56–. ISBN 978-1-4000-6434-2. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
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