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Rabbi Shalom Yitzhak Halevi, Doyen of Yemenite Rabbis. Dies at 83

Rabbi Shalom Yitzhak Halevi the doyen of Israel’s Yemenite rabbis, died today at the age of 83. He was buried at Har Hamenuhot Cemetery in Jerusalem. The son of the Yemenite scholar and leader. Rabbi Yihye Yitzhak Halevi, Rabbi Shalom Yitzhak Halevi came to this country 50 years ago.

For more than 40 years he served as a dayan in the rabbinical courts of Tel Aviv and for the past 18 years he had been a member of the Chief Rabbinate Council. Rabbi Halevi authored several literary works of note in the field of halacha, and also edited manuscripts of Yemenite scholars for publication. He lectured at yeshivot in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and was renowned throughout the Yemenite community for his charity and good deeds.

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