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Yosef Yitzchak Paltiel is an Orthodox rabbi and a member of the Chabad Hasidic movement. Paltiel is a prominent teacher and lecturer in the Chabad community in Crown Heights, Brooklyn; he is an authority on Hasidic philosophy.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9] He is also an activist in raising awareness of Jewish genetic diseases.[10]


Paltiel is a prominent lecturer of Chassidic thought in the Chabad Crown Heights community. He holds teaching positions at community schools United Lubavitch Yeshiva, Bais Rivka and Machon Chana.[7] He frequently is a visiting lecturer at various Chabad functions.[11][12][13][14][15][16]

He is also the founder of

Rabbi Palitel is actively involved in raising awareness, within the Chabad community, of genetic diseases common among Ashkenazi Jews, such as Tay Sachs.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Rabbi Paltiel and his wife are carriers of Tay–Sachs disease, the death of one of his children led him to promote genetic testing in the Chabad community.[10]


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  2. ^ "Rabbi Yossi Paltiel"
  3. ^ "A Project of Inside Judaism". 2008-10-05. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  4. ^ "Rabbi Yossi Paltiel - National Jewish Retreat". Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  5. ^ "Jewish Heritage Foundation - Audio Library". Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  6. ^ "Crown Heights News - Chabad-Lubavitch News". CrownHeights.CH. 2013-07-10. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  7. ^ a b "Board, Faculty and Staff ‹ MACHON CHANA Women's InstituteMACHON CHANA Women's Institute". Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  8. ^ "Rabbi Paltiel's Lectures - Chabad of West Hempstead". 2010-10-12. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  9. ^ "Rabbi Yossi Paltiel - Jewish Multimedia Library". Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  10. ^ a b c Karp, Miriam. "An Ounce of Prevention: Dor Yesharim-Working to Obliterate Jewish Genetic Disorders".
  11. ^ "News | Tag: Rabbi Yossi Paltiel". Chabad.Info. 2013-10-18. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  12. ^ "Paltiel New Weekly Shiur". Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  13. ^ "Anash Kollel Starts in CH". Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  14. ^ "Rabbi Paltiel Gives Shiur in 770 | – Chabad News, Crown Heights News, Lubavitch News". Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  15. ^ "Faculty - Jewish Russian Community Center of Ontario". Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  16. ^ "Shabbat With Rabbi Yossi Paltiel; Author of "Kabbalah & You"; Jan 18 & 19". Retrieved 2013-11-07. 

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