The Spinka Rebbe of Yerushalayim zt”l


spinka-rebbe-yerushalayim[Photos below.] It is with great sadness that we report the passing of the Spinka Rebbe of Yerushalayim zt”l, Rav Mordechai Dovid Kahane zt”l. Rav Kahane, a remarkable tzaddik and brilliant talmidim chochom, was 79. On Motzoei Shabbos he was hospitalized and brought to Shaarei Tzedek Hospital, where he passed away on Tuesday morning.

The Rebbe headed a  foundation that printed and annotated halachic works of Rishonim and Acharonim. He served as  the chief editor.

The Rebbe, originally from Hungary, attended Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim and Yeshivas Chochmei Lublin. He arrived in Eretz Yisroel at the tender age of ten.

His health had  been declining steadily in the past few years.

The levaya was held yesterday at his Bais Midrash on Rechov Salant across from the Slonim Beis Midrash in Meah Shearim. Kevurah was on  Har Hazeisim.

Yehi zichro boruch.

See below for photos of the levaya:

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  1. NIFTAR AT 79!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    anyone know what chapter 79 in tehillim is?
    the chapter made over 3000 years ago & is THE EXACT SITUATION OF SADNESS GOING on in israel TODAY. the goyim are in your land… they are making your land unholy…. & turning yerushalyim into rubble… CHECK IT OUT YOURSELF & SEE THE FULL CHAPTER made over 3000 years ago by Dovid Hamelech & composed by Asaf

  2. Baruch Dayan Emes – I just heard about this now – he was such a nice Rebbe – he gave me a nice brachah once on Purim – i used to go to his tish every shabbos when i was in yeshivah – i know his children and grandchildren (his grandson came to my chasunah) – he will be sorely missed – BDE 🙁