Sunday, January 29, 2006

Boruch Dayan HoEmes

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Hakham Yishak Kaduri of Jerusalem this past Shabbos. Although I know little about Rabbi Kaduri - except what I have read over the past few weeks - he was regarded with great respect by the Sephardi world.

Two articles which I found of interest were from the Jerusalem Post here and also from the International Sephardic Leadership Council here.

A video can be seen when Rav Kaduri visited the Rebbe over 15 years ago here.

It is sad to see the end of an era as one of our great Jewish sages passes on to a better place. The statement from the Sephardic Council expresses it well "His loss is another fracture in the chain that connects the Jewish people to the rabbis of yesteryear".