Tuesday, June 08, 2010

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Rav Mordechai Eliyahu, zt"l

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)

3 comments:

David said...

Baruch Dayan HaEmet

Shiloh said...

We have lost the last of the great Rabbi's.

josh said...

He has devoted all his time here for others and all of Israel. We have a tremendous loss of a very powerful force in this world, but we can be assured that Rav Eliyahu will be fighting for us in the next world.

Thank God that Rav Eliyahu is not the 'last' of the great rabbis. But I share the feeling that is seems that there are only a few other public ones still with us and it does not seem that they are leaving replacements. At Rav Eliyahu's funeral, it was declared that one of his sons, Rav Yosef Eliyahu, will be continuing his father's legacy.

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