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Rabbi Koppel Bacher, 83, OBM

Rabbi Koppel Bacher, one of the founders of Chabad in South Africa and leader of the Johannesburg community for over 60 years, passed away on Tuesday, 23 Adar II, 5784. Full Story

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Baruch Dayan Hoemess
April 2, 2024 8:50 am

Moshiach NOW

Baruch Dayan Hoemess
April 2, 2024 8:51 am

May Hashem give the family strength and comfort.

Foundation
April 2, 2024 10:07 am

Uncle Koppel and Aunty Selma had a warm and open home and were the foundation of Chabad in Jhb. So much of my childhood and teenage years were happily spent there. We all loved them both and they will be deeply missed. In fact, my husband left for our Chuppah from their home!!
With so many deepfelt memories and emptions

May Hashem comfort Rivky, Shaul and Shalom and their families,
Batya Landes ( Kay)

from tzfas
April 2, 2024 10:49 am

the original SA chossid. BDE

I have know Rabbi Koppel Bacher since the 1960's
April 2, 2024 12:57 pm

So sad to see a wonderful person and a generation of great Chasisdim leaving us
I met Koppel ( to me he was and is Koppel ) in the 1960’s always looked to him
being so upbeat, cherry and Lebedik
was a Wonderfull human being
May your Neshomo meet other great fellow Chasisdim and together ask for the Geulah

Yedid
April 2, 2024 1:08 pm

אין מילים. חבל חבל חבל על דאבדין. צנור שעל ידו נמשך ברכת הרבי הרבי לקהלת חב״ד ולכל יהדות דרום אפריקא ובוואדי יעמוד במרום וישמש עבורם ועבור משפחתו הכבודה עד שיקוים הבטחת הרבי שהנה זה בא ובפועל ממש
המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך
שאר אבילי ציון וירושלים ויקוים הקיצו ורננו שוכני ארץ ותיכף ומיד ממש ממש ממש

מיוחד במינו
April 2, 2024 5:57 pm

איש יקר וחביב בעין טובה לכל אחד ואחד, נחמד ונעים בהליכותיו ובמעשיו. מי יתן לנו תמורתו.המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים ובהליכה בדרכיו ובמעשיו תמצאו ניחומים, ויקיצו וירננו שוכני עפר, והוא יקירנו ר’ אברהם קאפל ב”ר חיים שאול זאב הלוי בתוכם תיכף ומיד ממש

A special man who will be sorely missed
April 3, 2024 4:59 pm

The original shliach in South Africa.
I grew up hearing many stories about him.

He once went to the Rebbe and asked the Rebbe to send a shliach to South Africa.
The Rebbe responded ” I already have a shliach in South Africa. His name is Koppel Bacher”

BDH a brilliant dedicated friendly chasid
April 5, 2024 1:08 pm

I was once in his office in Johannesburg when the Litvische RaV who ran the Largest girls school visited with Koppel for Tzedakah – after Koppel zl” gave him a generous donation with open happiness -/ he asked the RaV if he could give each student Neshek ‘!
Of course the RaV agreed eagerly.
Koppel taught how to do Mivtzoim!

Boruch Ellis
June 6, 2024 4:38 am

There are no words that can really express my grief . Koppel a .h. and his family took me into their home and hearts when I was just in my early twenties ! He was a father figure to myself and so many others ! יהי זכרו ברוך

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