Rav Menashe Vaknin zt”l

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It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the passing of Rav Menashe Vaknin zt”l. He was 87 years old.

Rav Vaknin was the nosi of Mosdos Rav Meir Baal Hanes in Tiveriah.

Rav Vaknin suffered sudden cardiac arrest and paramedics were called to his house. Resuscitation efforts were to no avail.

Rav Vaknin was born in riots, a son of the chief rabbi of Tiveriah, Rav Meir Vaknin. He studied in his youth at the Chevron Yeshiva in Yerushalayim.

Rav Vaknin established institutions serving thousands in Tiveriah, including a Talmud Torah and a yeshiva ketana, aside from kollelim.

Rav Vaknin conducted himself with great humility. While being one of the most prominent rabbonim in Tiveriah, on whom thousands relied for their parnassah, he himself would travel by bus, ignoring pleas from others that it was beneath his dignity.

His passing has caused great shock in Tiveriah, where so many residents have been plunged into mourning.

The rov leaves behind a large family following in his ways.

The levaya will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at his home, located at Rechov Harav Werner 5 in the Kiryat Shmuel section of the city. Kevurah will take place at the old cemetery in Tiveriah.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{Matzav.com Israel News}

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