Rabbi YY Kazen - 1954-1998
In honor of the tenth yahrtzeit (anniversary of passing) of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak (“YY”) Kazen, of blessed memory, on the 12th of Kislev (December 9th, 2008), Chabad.org unveiled a special section to memorialize its legendary founder.
Well before most people – or any Jewish organization – knew of its use or potential, Rabbi Kazen used the fledgling internet to reach Jews throughout the world. Many were profoundly touched by YYK in those early years when he pioneered Chabad In Cyberspace – later to become Chabad.org – when he rightfully earned the title: "Father of the Jewish Internet."
The section contains a brief biography, memories from some who interacted with Rabbi Kazen, media reports about this internet pioneer, and “Chabad.org Today”—a look at the continuation of Rabbi Kazen’s selfless work.
Click here to visit this new section.