We note with sadness the passing of a leader of Israel, the Rishon L'Tziyon, HaRav Mordechai Eliyahu, zt"l.
News: Former Chief Sephardi Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu passed away on Monday afternoon at Jerusalem’s Sha’arei Tzedek hospital, after a prolonged hospitalization. He was 81 years old. Eliyahu was born and raised in Jerusalem, and served as chief rabbi between the years 1983-1993.
Rav Mordechai, zt"l was said to have received the spiritual mantel for helping the geulah process b'rachamim from the Baba Sali, zt"l. While Rav Mordechai was entering his final days, a group of tzaddikim was meeting to pick up the responsibility.
Yet we are bereft of a great rav and spiritual leader.
May his family and talmidim be comforted among the mourners of tziyon and Yerushalayim (Jerusalem).
(Picture - Rav Eliyahu with the Lubavitcher Rebbe)
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