Tefillos for Syrian Chief Rabbi Rav Shaul Kassin

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Rav Shaul Kassin, rov of Congregation Shaarei Tzion and chief rabbi of the Sephardic Syrian community in Brooklyn, NY, is in need of rachamei Shomayim after falling at his home.

The 95-year-old Torah leader was previously hospitalized but was released last week. Yesterday, the rav fell at his home and suffered multiple fractures. He is expected to undergo surgery, which, doctors say, involves a greater element of risk due to the chacham’s advanced age.

Rav Kassin is a son of the late Rav Yaakov Kassin, who served as chief rabbi of the Syrian community beginning in 1932. Rav Shaul’s brother-in-law, Chacham Baruch Ben Chaim also served in that role until his petirah in 2005.

All are asked to daven for a refuah shlaymah for Rav Shaul ben Mazel.

{CB Frommer-Matzav.com}

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