Jan 14, 2015
New Chief Rabbi for Kfar Chabad

Hours after the passing of Kfar Chabad's Chief Rabbi Mordechai Shmuel Ashkenazi OBM, his son has been appointed to the post.

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.

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I wonder who gave him smicha??
(1/14/2015 4:49:15 PM)
to #1
What a stupid question. If you knew his father you wouldn't have to ask.
(1/14/2015 5:22:02 PM)
To number 1
As long as he wasn't elected he's already ahead
(1/14/2015 5:35:37 PM)
Harav ashkenazi recieved from harabnut harashit
(1/14/2015 5:39:43 PM)
חריף ובקיא
מינוי חשדוב מאין כמוהו בשנים האחרנות
חריף ובקיא וישר דרך
שילוב של גאונות וענווה
יאריך ימים על ממלכתו
(1/14/2015 5:40:58 PM)
to # 1
oh your starting
why don't you just mind your business
allow the Rebbe's Kfar to go on from here
(1/14/2015 5:41:26 PM)
son in law of rabbi drukman
(1/14/2015 5:41:54 PM)
מזל טוב
יארך ימים על ממלכתו
(1/14/2015 5:45:54 PM)
The minhag chabad is to have elections
(1/14/2015 6:24:19 PM)
מכתב הרבי לועד כפר חבד
ראשי בכפר אחראים ולא על ידי בחירות
יאריך ימים על ממלכתו
הגר״מ אשכנזי שליט״א
מתלימידו אוהביו עכשיו באוסטרליה
(1/14/2015 6:32:19 PM)
number 9
how did this become a minhag?
(1/14/2015 6:40:08 PM)
In Tzfas?
In WHICH Yeshiva of Tzfas does he teach?! the regular one or Willshanski's?!
(1/14/2015 6:52:18 PM)
to # 1
Minghag Chabad is that we don't need Semicha
(1/14/2015 7:03:57 PM)
to # 12
mind your own
who cares
he's appointed that's great
life goes on B"H
(1/14/2015 7:04:23 PM)
his uncle
(1/14/2015 7:08:07 PM)
he's one of chitrik's best teachers
(1/14/2015 7:13:35 PM)
2 comment # 9
That's only in CH, do u think Rav Yossi Shusterman of Beverly Hills & Rav Shimon Raichik of Los Angeles were elected ? It's a Crown Heights thing only, not in any other city r there elections they r appointed & that's the normal way of doing it. Less issues that way.
(1/14/2015 7:21:57 PM)
הרב אשכנזי
יאריך ימים על ממלכתו
מענדל ק׳
(1/14/2015 7:22:50 PM)
BH no machlokes
the community leadrs in kfar chbad signed the kol kore asking harav meir to take over his father place.
(1/14/2015 7:38:22 PM)
2 comments 17
keep the small talk and mind your own business
(1/14/2015 7:50:02 PM)
2 comment #17
The Chasam Sofer advocates elections in his T'shuvos. The Rebbe agreed to recommended elections for CH as well. It doesn't mean that its a Chabad Minhag for every other Chabad community.
(1/14/2015 8:09:54 PM)
the best!
My favorite teacher in seminary
(1/14/2015 8:18:23 PM)
Ch res
I could be wrong though according to Shulchan Aruch Rabonis is handed father to son if a son is capable ... In CH the Rebbe wanted a Bais Din
(1/14/2015 9:17:36 PM)
Has everyone forgotten?
A son who has Yiras Shomayim automatically inherits his father's position. Uncontested Halacha. Stop with the election irrelevance.
(1/14/2015 9:19:53 PM)
To 12
The regular one - wilshanski's
(1/14/2015 11:50:29 PM)
such a passionate incredible teacher!!
One of Beis Chana of Tzfas best teachers! A chossid, a real mentch, and role model for all! Hatzlacha Rabbi Ashkenazi!! Tzfas will miss u! BDE for his father..
(1/15/2015 4:27:53 AM)
It's their neighborhood,
not the internet's neighborhood, so if they agree upon a leader its nobody else's business. Even a minhag from the outskirts of a chinese mountain to hold a ballot by collecting chap sticks has no relevance to what these individuals choose to do. It's their community, not my and yours, and they could appoint whoever they want.
(1/15/2015 6:44:57 AM)
שמו הולך לפניו
מןרה ומחנךץ מרביץ תורה זה למעלה מעשרים שנהץ חתן הרב דרוקמן ושימש לפניו בצפון. שימש אביו והיה יועץ ומייעץ בענייני הלכה לכלל השואלים. למדן עצום שהתפוח לא נפל רחוק מהעצים - דרוקמן ןואשכזני
(1/15/2015 8:32:08 AM)
he is incredible
a role model for all of us!
(1/15/2015 8:53:34 AM)
amazing amazing person
יאריך ימים על ממלכתו
My favorite teacher in seminary
(1/15/2015 11:30:54 AM)
chof Daled Teves
the tragedies we are experiencing in droves, can be greatly reduced or even eliminated, by practicing what what the Rebbe writes in todays Hayom Yom.
(1/15/2015 12:30:54 PM)
Gavriel beer
Baruch Dayan haemet
(1/16/2015 8:11:01 AM)
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