On Shabbos morning, HaRav HaMekubal Masod Mallul zt”l was niftar. He was best known as being the Baba Sali’s ‘right hand’. He had a stroke about a week ago and was niftar on Shabbos morning at the age of 90.
Kikar Shabbat quotes a nephew of the niftar as saying that until the recent stroke; the rav had clarity of mind and functioned independently.
He was like a son to Baba Sali, who arranged his bar mitzvah and married him. Family members of the niftar explain that the rav was simply the Baba Sali’s closest confidant.
“Grandfather was the rav of the extended Abuchatzera family, Baba Elazar ZT”L and HaAdmor Rabbi David Shlita”, a family members is quoted as saying by Kikar Shabbat.
The levaya was held on motzei Shabbos at 10:00pm beginning at the Kehilat Yaakov Beis Medrash in Tiveria and kvura was in the city’s ancient cemetery.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)