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BDE: Rabbi Yudi Dukes, 39, OBM

With great sadness we report the passing of Chaim Schneur Zalman Yehuda “Yudi” Dukes OBM, the founder of JNet who has been fighting for his life for months after contracting COVID-19. He passed away on Thursday, the 8th of Shvat, 5781.

He was 39 years old.

He is survived by his wife Sarah, and children.

The Levaya will be taking place today, Thursday, and will be passing by 770 at approximately 3:00pm. From tgere it will head to Montifiore Cemetery for approximately 4:00pm.

Shiva information to be announced.

Boruch Dayan Hoemes


  • 1. Moshey wrote:

    BDE. So so sad May the good Lord comfort his dear wife and beautiful children. There’s no more words to describe how painful to hear this news.

  • 2. Rabbi Elli wrote:

    ברוך דיין האמת- המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים – Baruch Dayan HaEmes – Blessed is the True Judge. Hamakom yenachem eschem b’soch sha’ar aveilei Tzion v’Yerushalayim! May his memory be for a blessing and his family be comforted among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    He was an example to all of us. He will be truly missed. His light shines on in the lives of all the people that he came in contact with.

    May this be the final death in our galus and lead us to Moshiach now!

  • 3. Rochel Leah wrote:

    BDE. He was a mensch of the highest order, and the past 10 months, he and his wife Sarah have been the strongest foundation of faith. May his neshama have an Aliya and may his memory always be a blessing. To Sarah and their 6 beautiful babies…you are so loved!

  • 4. Esther(Benarroch)Michael wrote:

    BDE. What a tragedy. My heart goes out to his wife and children and his parents and siblings. You should all only know from Simchas.

  • 5. Anonymous wrote:

    Yudi tried to stretch my
    sons chuvrusa schedule
    to its fullest extent. I
    pray he may be rewarded
    for his devotion and kindness.


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