YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Chacham Shaul Kassin ZATZAL, the Rabbi at Sha’arei Zion in Brooklyn, and the Chief Rabbi of the Syrian Community. He was 97.
Rabbi Kassin comes from an extremely long line of great Rabbinic leaders tracing all the way back to 1492 in Spain. His father was Chacham Yaakov Kassin ZATZAL, who served as chief rabbi of the Syrian community beginning in 1932. Rav Shaul’s brother-in-law, Chacham Baruch Ben Chaim also served in that role until his petirah in 2005.
Passing Ateret Torah at 9:00AM
Yeshiva Derech Eretz 9:15AM
Shaarei Zion 9:30AM
Magen David Yeshiva (McDonald Ave) 9:45AM
Magen David on 67 Street and 21 Ave at 10:30AM
JFK Airport 6:30PM
Boruch Dayan HaEmmes…
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Here is the schedule for tomorrow morning. 8:30 sharp Rabbis house. 8:45-9:00 Ateret. 9:15-9:30 YDE. 9:45-10:00 Shaare Zion. 10:15-10:30 MDY. And then to 67th street.
BDE” The procession will pass by Shaare Zion at approximately 9:30am on Sunday morning and the Levaya will take place at 10:30am at Magen David 67th Street.
Tenahamu Min Hashamayim
A true tzaddik. He reached out to my family late at night. He was a rodeph shalom. May his neshama have an aliya.