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 Young Israel of Great Neck. The extraordinary attendance at such short notice was nothing short of humbling and a deep and meaningful tribute to our beloved Rabbanith Ruth.

The Rabbanith and family will Be'ezrath Hashem be flying to Israel for the burial and the first part of Shib'ah. A eulogy will take place at the Shamgar in Jerusalem on Wednesday night, February 25th, Ohr LeZayin Adar. The eulogy will begin at 9:00 p.m. and end at 9:30 promptly.

We will then accompany the Rabbanith for Burial at Har Hazetim. We invite anyone who is comfortable accompanying us to join us. Security will be provided.

The family will sit Shiva at 38 Binyamin Metudela St, apartment #12 in Rehavia, Jerusalem, from Thursday morning, 7th Adar (February 26) through Mosei Shabbath (Saturday night), February 28th (Ohr L'Yod Adar).
The family will return to America to sit Shib'ah in Great Neck, NY, on Sunday evening Ohr L'Yod Alef Adar (March 1) from 7:00 p.m. through Wednesday morning, at 7 Linden Blvd., Great Neck, NY, 11021.

Prayer times are as follows:
Shaharith 7:00 a.m.
Minha And Arbith 5:20 p.m.

The family will have a large book at the entrance of the house. We request that all individuals who have been touched by the Rabbanith write about an interaction (or interactions) with her that has moved them.

Condolences may be sent via the contact form at

Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue 125, Mumbai

The 125th Anniversary Celebration of the
Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue, Mumbai (Bombay), India.

Address by the hakham, Rabbi Ya’aqob Menashe

See the photo album here

Watch the video by clicking the screen below, or download it to your computer from the bar on the right.


Rabbi Ya’aqob Menashe, addressed the capacity crowd at the Keneseth Eliyahoo (Sassoon) Synagogue in Mumbai, India. Many dignitaries were present including his Excellency the Governor of Maharashtra, Mr. S.C. Jamir.

The event, which was meticulously organized by Mr. Solomon Sopher, Chairman of the Sassoon Trusts, and his staff, was to commemorate the 125 years of the Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue

If you are planning a trip to Mumbai (Bombai), India, please contact Mr. Solomon Sopher here and pray at one of the famous Sassoon Synagogues.

Visit the Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue.


View the photo album.

Download the video to your computer.

Dawid Sasson (David Sassoon), founder of the Sassoon empire and trusts in Bombay, India.

See the Video about the Ben Ish Hai, at the Maghen Dawid Synagogue in Byculla, India

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