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BDE – Melbourne Ruv, Rabbi Ashkenazi Passed Away at Age 96

Rabbi Elimelech Ashkenazi passed away at the age of 96 in Seagate, New York.

He was regarded as the last of the talmidim of Chachmei Lubin and was viewed as the rav of Australia’s and Brussel’s chareidi communities.

In the last months of his life, Rav Ashkenazi’s health deteriorated significantly and his family took him to Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan for medical treatment.

His levaya took place in New York on today, 10 Elul 5772 and the body is being flown to Israel where they will be buried on Wednesday.

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