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|Yahrtzeit||19 Cheshvan, 5778|
He was born at Vilna in June 1928. In 1935, at age 7, he moved with his parents to the Land of Israel and settled in Tel Aviv where he studied at Yeshivas Hayishuv Hachadash and afterward at the Hebron, Ponevezh, and Slabodka yeshivos.
He became the assistant to Rabbi Elyah Lopian at the Knesses Chizkiyahu yeshiva which relocated to Rekhasim in Northern Israel in 1955. While based in Rekhasim, he taught Musar to thousands of students in Knesses Chizkiyahu, in Karmiel, and in Kol Yaakov in Jerusalem
He was married to Rivka and had six children.
Final illness and death
- Shira Schmidt (Nov 15, 2017). "The passing of a Mussar Master". Ami. No. 342. p. 46.
- זקן המשגיחים ומגדולי בעלי המוסר: המשגיח הגה"צ רבי דב יפה זצוק"ל. JDN (in Hebrew). Nov 8, 2017. Retrieved Nov 5, 2018.