Rav Chaim Halpern zt”l Passes Away Just Hours After His Son’s Petirah


This past Shabbos, Rav Chaim Halpern zt”l, head of Mosdos Ohr Yosef Novardok in France, passed away at Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Yerushalayim. Tragically, just a few hours before his petirah, his son, Rabbi Shmuel Zvi Halpern z”l, passed away after suffering from a severe illness.

Rav Chaim was 94.

Reb Shmuel Zvi passed away in France.

Rav Chaim endured the horrific events of the Holocaust and helped run the Or Yosef-Novardok institutions in France under the leadership of Rav Gershon Liebman zt”l, which breathed a Torah spirit into the France Jewish community. A few years ago, his wife, a noted mechaneches, Rebbetzin Sarah a”h, a daughter of the late Rabbi Chaim Schwartz, passed away.
Rav Chaim’s levaya was held on Motzoei Shabbos in Yerushalayim, followed by kevurah on Har Hamenuchos.

The levayah of Reb Shmuel Zvi will take place tomorrow in Eretz Yisroel.

Yehi zichrom boruch.

{Matzav.com Israel News}



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