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Shimmy Benabou, 49, OBM

R' Shimon Benabou, owner of the Kosher Town Supermarket and other food retail businesses in Crown Heights who was a generous Baal Tzedaka, passed away on Shabbos, Rosh Chodesh Elul, 5782. Full Story

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August 27, 2022 11:37 pm

So Sad, Such a great Tzadik.
As mosai.

August 27, 2022 11:39 pm

So Sad. Such a great Tzadik.
We NEED Moshiach Now.

Someone that admired his warmth
August 27, 2022 11:41 pm

A true emisdikeh Mentch. He will be missed by so many people. Shimmy always had a smile and was always so kind.

Baruch Dayan Ha'emes
August 27, 2022 11:42 pm

Baruch Dayan Ha’emet
Such sad news! My heart breaks for the family!
Besorot Tovot from here on in!!!

August 27, 2022 11:42 pm

Sending love to his family

A humble Jew
August 27, 2022 11:43 pm

I remember him as a bochur
Always with humility

What a trait to have
We can all learn from him

I’m so sorry for your loss !!!!!

So so sad
August 27, 2022 11:49 pm

Tears. We need Moshiach!!
Such a special person.

August 27, 2022 11:53 pm

He was everyone’s best friend always giving.
When I was having a really bad day I would
Go into the store just to see his smile.
What a loss to the Crown Hights community
And Chabad.

What a huge loss
August 27, 2022 11:55 pm

He was a wonderful man. My heart breaks for his family.

Boruch Dayan Emes
August 27, 2022 11:56 pm

Such a special person

August 28, 2022 12:03 am

He was so friendly. Always smiling.

Yossie m
August 28, 2022 12:11 am

BDE.What a kind sweet and beautiful soul

August 28, 2022 12:14 am

MOSHIACH Now!!! So So Sad

Katz family
August 28, 2022 12:22 am

Bde enough is enough

August 28, 2022 12:27 am

Heart is breaking

Oh no!
August 28, 2022 12:31 am

What a sad news!
All of his special merits will go before him to shamaim and bless his family allways! And will see him again very very soon with moshiach, now!!

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August 28, 2022 12:41 am

From your mouth to God’s ears!

Name for leilus nishmas?
August 28, 2022 12:32 am


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August 28, 2022 1:26 am

Shimon A”H Ben Yblcht”a Asher Shlit”a

August 28, 2022 12:46 am

Our hearts R broken…..I really considered Shimmy as a “brother,a son”…..He was to me in particular, like family….We had our secret language…….morrocan Arabic/Jewish dialect&we would always laugh away&crack up jokes in the store . Always happy&warm. What a loss….All our ❤️To Shoshie&his entire family. Mashiach MUST come NOW!!Enough!!!!

So sad, BDE
August 28, 2022 12:55 am

A kind and generous man. When our refrigerator broke, immediately he loaned us a Coke fridge from the basement of his store. He said there was no rush to return it — keep it as long as you like. His employees brought it over and then picked it up when we no longer needed it.

He will be missed by so many.

He donated pastries
August 28, 2022 12:56 am

Daily! B’harchava to a women’s group in CH. always fresh and plentiful.
Very special person. Great loss. May Hashem comfort his family

Baruch dayan emes
August 28, 2022 12:57 am

May his family be comforted and it’s so tragic to loose a community icon.

Yehuda Reichman יהודה רייכמן
August 28, 2022 12:59 am

אני הולך להתגעגע לך שמעון

August 28, 2022 1:01 am

He would always give our class free ices when our teachers would take us out to the park on a hot day as kidsZ

A friend from now
August 28, 2022 1:04 am

I didn’t know Shimmy personally but from what I heard about him in general and from reading this article, I see that he was a real leader with a huge heart. Something that I, and I’m sure many will learn from.

So sad... BDE
August 28, 2022 1:35 am

He always had a smile and greeted everyone in the store. He was such a mentch. Sending strength to his wife and family.

August 28, 2022 2:17 am

How can Hashem do this.
My heart is broken

ברוך דיין האמת
August 28, 2022 2:43 am

אין מילים, צעיר מידי ללכת, המון כוחות לאשה לגדל את הילדים
בן אדם עם טוב לב ובעל צדקה
המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

Same Day Ten Years Apart
August 28, 2022 3:12 am

On shabbos morning, 30th of Av (Rosh Chodesh Elul) 5772, his sister Dorit Giro passed away.

August 28, 2022 4:22 am

This is very sad. His presence will not be physical anymore. He is with great tzadikim now and we will see him again very soon with the bias goiel tzedek with our rebbe leading the way! We will never understand why people need to suffer. Shimmy’s middos toivois will live forever.

Full of tears!!
August 28, 2022 7:03 am

My heart is broken! Full of tears! Bde! He was such a sweet man! Always greeted me so nicely when I entered kosher town 🙁

August 28, 2022 7:46 am


Dalia Reichman
August 28, 2022 9:03 am

We are heartbroken. He had a special place in my Yuda’s heart, always made him feel so wanted and loved. Always a good word to say… and always realistic with great emunah. I hope his family find comfort in each other and in the friends who feel the void. Please feel our embrace… and may Hashem comfort you as only He can…
We continue to pray for Moshiach, now.

August 28, 2022 9:22 am

Sooo sad!

Can't stop crying
August 28, 2022 9:49 am

Such warmth and malchus with an innate sense of warmth and dignity Hashem we need the time of oomacha hashem dimah mal kol panim NOW Hashem should strengthen his wife and family

Ad Mosai?
August 28, 2022 10:09 am

He suffered so much and loved his family dearly. Hashem have mercy on all the orphans and widows in the world. Bring their loved ones back with the Geula Shleima immediately!

Another loss for Crownheights
August 28, 2022 10:39 am

His honesty and work ethics made him
Climb the ladder of success in crown heights He always had a love and fear of hashem that sefardim naturally have. He was always positive to people. Never held himself bigger than anyone Loved the rebbe respected everyone. Very smart

He will be missed.

Shimmy, push for Galus to end and techias hamatim to happen so you can dance in Crownheights again


So Sad
August 28, 2022 12:03 pm

Bde. Just terrible news. May the family be comforted by all of klal yisroel.

A Gem
August 28, 2022 1:18 pm

A true gem of a person. May HKBH give strength and comfort to his incredibly dedicated wife and their princesses, and the entire mishpacha.

It will never be the same without you💔
August 28, 2022 2:41 pm

Absolutely heartbreaking

August 28, 2022 3:12 pm

I don’t think I ever had a conversation of words with him, but we many times crossed paths, sometimes exchanged greetings and pleasantries, and most of the times just held eye contact for a brief moment and smiled, nodded or waved, during which I felt a deep rich connection with the lovely human spirit which he seemed to exude. It wasn’t all sugar. It was the real life spirit which has darkness and light, sadness and joy, wisdom and humor and kindness and anger, but all permeated with love. That’s what’d I’d feel when with locked eyes, framed with hints… Read more »

A special soul who made this world a better place
August 28, 2022 4:53 pm

May Hashem comfort his family!!!

Such a terrible loss
August 28, 2022 8:07 pm

A tremendous loss for his family and klal yisrael. We lived above koshertown when it first opened, and Shimmy was the kindest, warmest person I would encounter each day. He always looked happy to see us, and was unfailingly kind and smiling. You saw him and just knew that he was the real deal, a modest and quiet person, who shone with true goodness. My heart is broken for his family for this unfathomable loss, and for all of klal yisrael – that we lost such a good one. May Hashem comfort his wife and children with the knowledge of… Read more »

August 28, 2022 11:57 pm


August 29, 2022 12:31 am

A beautiful Neshoma
A mentsch in every sense of the word. Kind in a quiet way but you know he felt you & cared for others deeply.
A devastating loss!

Wow shocking 🥲
August 29, 2022 8:41 am

ברוך דיין האמת
ה׳ נתן ה׳ לקח יהי שם ה׳ מבורך.

August 29, 2022 9:04 pm


No words!
August 31, 2022 9:12 pm

He was the kindest most pleasant person I know! Always a smile, a good word and made ppl feel so good! What a serious loss! Hashem, enough! We need Moshiach !