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Hachnasat Sefer Torah for HaGaon Rabbi Chaim Cohen ztz’l in Moshav Berekhya and another one in Marseille, France

Great preparations are underway for the Hachnasat Sefer Torah on the first Yom HaHilula (yahrzteit) of HaGaon Rabbi Chaim Cohen ztz’l in the Moshav Berekhya in southern Israel and another one in Marseille, France

Aharon Roth 25/10/2009 16:53
Great preparations are underway for the memorial of twelve months since the sudden petirah of the great mezekeh harabim HaGaon Rabbi Chaim Cohen ztz’l, who uplifted the yoke of Torah in his day. He was the Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshivat Orchot Moshe and founder of the Torah center “Chochmat Rachamim” in Moshav Berekhya in southern Israel.

In honor of the Yom HaHilulah, the family and friends of his institutions have arranged for a beautiful Sefer Torah that was written especially in his memory and for an aliyat neshamah. It will be brought into Yeshivat “Orchot Chaim,” which was named after him, on the first yahrtzeit after he passed away on Sunday, 7 Cheshvan.

During the previous week the sons and brothers of the departed Rav ztz’l visited the homes of maranan v’rabbanan shlit’a, the Gedolei Yisrael, to invite them to the Hachnasat Sefer Torah and honor them with writing one of the last letters in the Sefer Torah.

During the visits the Gedolei Yisrael mentioned memories of HaGaon Rabbi Chaim’s blessed activities and deeds on behalf of establishing places of Torah study in Moshav Berekhya in southern Israel, especially with the establishment of the Merkaz Torani “Chochmat Rachamim” and yeshivot and kollelim in the location. They recalled his special activities for spreading Torah among the immigrants from the Tunisian island of Djerba in Israel and in the Diaspora. He inspired the immigrants to keep the Torah heritage of their families, to keep the coal ablaze in the path of the Torah with a pure Torah education in the ways of Yisrael Sabba. He always worked with completely sincere self devotion.

The Hachnasat Sefer Torah will take place in the afternoon hours, leaving from the home of the Rav ztz’l in Kiryat HaRav Avramsky in Ashdod at 4:00 PM. From there the procession will proceed with song and music, with all the children of the Talmud Torah lining the city streets, until the intersection, and from there they will continue in organized transportation to Moshav Berekhya. Once there, the procession will continue from the Heichal of the Yeshivah Ketanah “Orchot Chaim” to the home of his father HaRav HaGaon Rabbi Binyamin HaKohein shlit’a. Then they will go to the gravesite of the Rav ztz’l where a seudat mitzvah will take palce, which will be accompanied by the divrei Torah of important rabbanim shlit’a.
Another additional Sefer Torah was written for the aliyat neshamah of the rav ztz’l and will be brought tomorrow, G-d willing, into the Beit Knesset of the Djerba community in Marseille, France, where HaGaon Rabbi Chaim Cohen ztz’l used to deliver regular shiurim over the years.

The Sefer Torah will leave in a procession from the Kehillah of Rabbi Mamoush Pinish, the rav of the Djerba Kehillah in Marseille. From there it will proceed to the Beit Knesset of a friend of the Mosdot, R. Simo Eliyahu Hadad. Then they will travel to Paris where a seudat mitzvah will be held with the participation of important rabbis from the Kehillah and those who wish to give honor to the memory of HaGaon Rabbi Chaim Cohen ztz’l. The most prominent guest will be HaGaon Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef shlit’a, Rosh Yeshivat “Chazon Ovadiah” and the author of “Yalkut Yosef,” who is arriving especially for the event.

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Maran HaGaon Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef shlit’a writing a letter [צלם]
כל העולם כולו
Maran HaGaon Aharon Leib Shteinman shlit’a [צלם]
כל העולם כולו
Maran HaGaon Michel Yehudah Lefkowitz shlit’a[צלם]
כל העולם כולו
Maran HaGaon Gershon Edelstein shlit’a  [צלם]
כל העולם כולו
HaGaon Rabbi Moshe Tzadkah shlit’a,
Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Porat Yosef
[צלם]
כל העולם כולו
HaGaon Rabbi Yehudah Meullam shlit’a,
one of the roshei yeshivah of Porat Yosef
 
[צלם]
כל העולם כולו
HaGaon Rabbi David Povarsky shlit’a  [צלם]
כל העולם כולו
HaGaon Rabbi Meir Mazuz shlit’a,
Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshivat Kiseh Rachamim
[צלם]
כל העולם כולו
HaRav HaGaon Rabbi Aviezer Piltz shlit’a
Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshivat Tifrach 
[צלם]
כל העולם כולו
HaAdmor of Chernobyl shlit’a [צלם]
כל העולם כולו
  HaMekubal Rabbi David Batzri shlit’a,
Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshivat HaShalom
כל העולם כולו
HaGaon HaTzaddik Rabbi David Pinto shlit’a,
Rosh Mosdot Orot Chaim V’Moshe
 
[צלם]
כל העולם כולו
HaMekubal Rabbi Beniyahu Shmueli shlit’a,
Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshivat Nahar Shalom
[צלם]