Rav Pinchos Leibush Hertzel zt”l

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pinchos-leibush-hertzelIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Pinchos Leibush Hertzel zt”l, one of the elder Lubavitcher Chassidim and mashpiim. He passed away Sunday afternoon at the age of 92.

Rav Hertzel was born in Yerushalayim on 14 Tishrei to his parents, Rav Naftali and Mrs. Chana Hertzel.

Rav Hertzel served for many years as the rov of the Baal Hatanya shul in Yerushalayim.

Rav Hertzel spread Yiddishkeit in Yerushalayim before the establishment of the State of Israel. He maintained a close relationship with the Freeidiker Rebbe of Lubavitch and was highly regarded by admorim and rabbonim.

Rav Hertzel is survived by his children, Rabbi Yeshayahu Hertzel, chief rabbi of Nazareth Illit; Rabbi Mordechai Hertzel of Yerushalayim; Rabbi Avrohom Hertzel of Yerushalayim; Rabbi Dovid Hertzel of Crown Heights; Rabbi Yosef Hertzel of Kfar Chabad; Rabbi Zalman Hertzel of Bnei Brak; Rabbi Elimelech Hertzel of Kiryat Malachi; and Mrs. Breindel Rabinowitz of Yerushalayim.

The levayah took place this evening in Meah Shearim, Yerushalayim.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

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