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BDE: Chief Rabbi of Bat Yam Rabbi Yosef Bar-Shalom

candle914Baruch Dayan Emmes: Bat Yam’s Chief Rabbi was niftar after a prolonged period of hospitalization in Mayanei HaYeshua Hospital in Bnei Brak.

Hospital officials on 2 Rosh Chodesh Elul announce that HaGaon HaRav Yosef Bar-Shalom ZT”L was niftar after a long illness. The rav’s condition deteriorated of late, and he was niftar on Sunday morning.

Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L appointed Rav Bar-Shalom to the position after HaGaon HaRav Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron Shlita left Bat Yam to become the Chief Rabbi of Haifa.

The levaya began at 14:00 from Beit Knesset Meor Yisrael at 16 Atzmaut Blvd in Bat Yam. From there the procession heads to Yerushalayim and the hespedim will begin at 18:00 in Har Menuchos in Yerushalayim.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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