Hours after the passing of Kfar Chabad’s Chief Rabbi Mordechai Shmuel Ashkenazi OBM, a new Chief Rabbi has been appointed to the post.
The gabboim of the Shuls in Kfar Chabad were invited Wednesday evening to the offices of the local city council for an emergency meeting, a participant told COLlive.
At the meeting they signed an agreement to appoint Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi, son of the late Rabbi Mordechai Shmuel Ashkenazi, as the new Chief Rabbi of the Kfar Chabad village.
The official announcement will be made tomorrow at the funeral for the senior Ashkenazi, in conjunction with the Chabad Beis Din of Israel.
Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi, who lives in Tzfas and serves as a Rabbi in the Yeshiva there, is the son-in-law of Rabbi Dovid Meir Drukman, Rav of the community in Kiryat Motzkin.
Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi is one of 9 sons of Rabbi Ashkenazi OBM.