Rav Don Segal to Visit Israel for First Time in Years

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After more than three years since leaving Eretz Yisroel, the senior mashgiach and mashpiah Rav Don Segal will visit Eretz Yisroel shortly, barring any last minute changes.

In recent years, Rav Segal has lived in Boro Park, Brooklyn, where he leads a minyan known as “The Mashgiach’s Minyan,” and where he presides over seudah shlishis each Shabbos, drawing many people who come to hear his divrei hisorerus.

Rav Segal is expected to participate in a hachnosas Sefer Torah at his bais medrash, Ohel Moshe, in Gush Shmonim, Yerushalayim, an event that was held off while Rav Segal was in chutz la’aretz.

The celebration will be held next week.

Rav Segal is expected to remain in Eretz Yisroel for the month of Elul and then return to New York for the Yomim Tovim, again barring any changes.

The reason for Rav Segal’s departure from Eretz Yisroel has been clouded in uncertainty. There has been speculation that it was due to schisms within the Torah community in Israel that he wished to avoid.

David Steger – Matzav.com Israel

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