TEL AVIV (Aug. 25)
Funeral services were held here Friday for the Chief Rabbi of Egypt, Chaim Douek, who died last week in Brooklyn, N.Y. while he was there visiting his son and daughter. His coffin was brought Thursday from New York. A large crowd of Rabbi Douek’s former students from Egypt and Israel and many rabbis attended his funeral. He was eulogized by Rabbi Shlomo Boukai, one of his former students and currently deputy chairman of Tel Aviv’s religious council. The funeral procession left Tel Aviv for the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem where Rabbi Douek was buried. Chief Rabbi Yosef Ovadia recalled his association with Rabbi Douek when the former served as deputy to Rabbi Chaim Nahum, the former late rabbi of Cairo.