Mekubal Rav Chaim Cohen-Farhiya known as the (The Chalban) Milkman passed away after being recently hospitalized in Tel Hashomer Hospital. Rabbi Cohen was brought to the hospital in serious condition while he was intubated and sedated after having suffered severe medical complications. He was 84-years-old.
His medical condition severely deteriorated on Tuesday afternoon. He was surrounded by his students and family members when he was niftar.
Rabbi Chaim had a custom of not growing a beard or wearing a suit. He did wear a cap and worked for a living in a dairy plant in Givatayim. Many people used to come from all over to receive brachos from him.
The Levaya was held at 7:30PM Israel time and he was buried in the Sanhedria cemetery in Jerusalem.
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