Sunday, January 29, 2006

Rav Yitzhak Kaduri, ZTzVK"L

It is with great sorrow that the world mourns the loss of the worldwide elder kabbalist Rav Yitzhak Kaduri, Zecher Tzadik Vekadosh Livracha, who passed away in Israel on Saturday night at the age of 108.

The age of 108 (if correct) is interesting as it is exactly 3 fifths of the age of his namesake, Yitzhak Avinu, who lived until 180. I'm not sure what it means, however.

Rav Kaduri was recognized worldwide for his vast knowledge of both Nigleh and Nistar - parts of the Torah that are revealed and those that are hidden. His passing is truly a loss for all of us.

Baruch Dayan Ha'emet.

Zechuto Yagein Aleinu, Amen.

More information in English:
here
here
here

More information in Hebrew:
here
here
here (regarding one of Rav Kaduri's last requests - to President Bush to free Jonathan Pollard)
here
More from Arutz Sheva Hebrew, mentioned by Hashem1.net here
here

4 Comments:

At Sun Jan 29, 06:15:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KADURI WAS NOT JUST BIG AS A JEW AND KABALIST , BUT AS A MAN TOO.
HE WAS INTERNATIONAL GREAT MAN AND HE WAS CONECTED TO PEOPLE AND GAVE HOPE TO PEOPLE WHO WAIT FOR THE LIGHT IN THE DARK WORLD.
KADURI WARTH HELP THEM TO SURVIVE TO THE DARKNESS.
NOW IT IS TIME FOR THE RISE OF THE MESSIAH, THE SUN OF THE NEW DAY.

anton

 
At Mon Jan 30, 06:19:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could you please translate the article in Hebrew on LaDaat about Rav Kaduri requesting Pres. Bush to release "free" Jonathan Pollard. I would appreciate it very much. TU

 
At Tue Jan 31, 11:41:00 AM 2006, Blogger yaak said...

Here's my translation:

The elder kabbalist Rav Yitzhak Kaduri Zt"l sent US President George Bush his last request a few months ago, and in it, he writes that he requests that he [the President] frees Pollard. In the letter, Rav Kaduri writes, [quoting the pasuk] "And what does Hashem request from you - only doing justice and love of kindness, and walking modestly with your G-d." The rabbi added and wrote that "America will be blessed from Above" if it frees Pollard.

Esther Pollard, Jonathan Pollard's wife, this evening called upon President Bush to do a "Hesed Shel Emet" [kindness of truth - referring to kindness done for the already departed] with Rav Kaduri by way of honoring his final request and returning Jonathan Pollard home to Israel. "Jonathan would be able to be here on time in order to take part in the 7 days of mourning over the death of the Rav, which will begin tomorrow after the funeral. If Bush will not answer the request of the Rav, then there will be a terrible degradation and a blemish in the memory of Rav Kaduri.

 
At Wed Feb 01, 10:20:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you very much. My husband cares for this situation and when he asked me the source, I could not give it to him. TU

 

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