Barukh Dayyan HaEmeth: Dear Friends of Rabbanith Ruth Menashe, her family and MIDRASH BEN ISH HAI,
Thank you for the outpouring of love and respect that was shown to the Rabbanith Ruth Menashe (Ruth bat Ahuva) at the Hespedim, and the Shib'ah in Yerushalayim and Great Neck, NY. The extraordinary and incomprehensible attendance and turn out was nothing short of humbling and a deep and meaningful tribute to our beloved Rabbanith Ruth.
The family requests that all individuals who have been touched by the Rabbanith write about an interaction (or interactions) with her that has moved them.
Please send them, or your condolences, via the contact form at http://www.midrash.org/contact.html
H”R Mordechai Eliyahu, ‘a”h
Hakham Mordechai Eliyahu, ‘a”h.
He moved from his home in Baghdad to the Land of Israel, where Hakham Mordechai Eliyahu, his son was born. Unfortunately, Hakham Mordechai was a young man, not yet Bar Miswah (he was only eleven years old) when his father passed away.
Hakham Mordechai Eliyahu, ‘a”h, continued in his religious studies. One of his mentors was the great Hakham, Rab Yishaq Nissim, ‘a”h. Hakham Mordechai continued his association with Rab Nissim and was very involved in the Yeshibah and Beth Midrash “Yad Nissim” which was created in honor of Harab Nissim.
He diligently followed the teachings of the great Hakham Yoseph Hayyim of Baghdad, ‘a”h, the Ben Ish Hai. His opinion in matters of Halakha was sought after by people worldwide.
He leaves behind a wife and four children and the whole Jewish nation who have lost a great leader.
Tihye Nishmatho Serura Bisror Hahayyim, Amen.
harav mordechai eliyahu, harav hakham yoseph chaim of baghdad, ben ish chai, darkei tahara, maamar mordechai, hilcoct hagim, yeshivah, bet midrash rav yitzchak nissim, hacham silman eliyahu, kabbalist, sephardic chief rabbi of israel, rishon letzion, chazaq ve-ematz, chizku veimtzu, bar mitzvah