Rabbi Yisroel Baruch Butman, Shliach to Naharia, Israel and Menahel of the Oholei Yosef Yitzchok network of schools in Israel passed away on Friday night Parshas Vayikra, Adar II 6.
He was 55.
Rabbi Butman was a dedicated Shliach, a member of Aguch in Israel, and a political activist for Chabad causes.
Rabbi Butman fell into a coma during the past week, and Lubavitchers around the world united in saying Tehillim for him.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Shifra Butman (nee Marinovsky) and children Chaim Ozer, Menachem Mendel, Shneur Zalman and daughter Mussia.
He is also survived by his parents Rabbi Sholom Dov Ber and Mrs. Devorah Butman, and brothers Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak, Rabbi Yehuda and Rabbi Yochanan and his sister Mrs. Michla Segal.
The Levaya will take place Sunday, in the Chabad Shul in Naharia, burial in Har Hazeisim.
Baruch Dayan Haemes.