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The Moroccan Jewish community loses one of the oldest emissaries of Chabad-Lubavitch

Written by FDM

On April 10, Rabbi Sholom Eidelman, the world’s longest-serving Chabad-Lubavitch envoy and a member of the Moroccan Jewish community, died in a Casablanca hospital after being tested positive for the coronavirus.

According to the organization, Eidelman “supervised a dozen Chabad Jewish schools in Morocco”. “Tens of thousands of students he has taught over the decades”, for more than 60 years, deplore this disappearance, it continues, adding that the 84-year-old man “opened and directed a Kollel (advanced study group) where he trained most rabbis and shochtim (ritual kosher slaughters) in Morocco ”.

On Monday, 13 members of the Jewish community in Morocco lost their lives due to the coronavirus, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported, citing Israeli official monitoring development in the Jewish community abroad.