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By Ezra HaLevi
00:20 Jan 29, ’06 / 29 Tevet 5766
http://israelnn.com/news.php3?id=97453

Rav Kaduri, born in 1898, was 108 years old. He was hospitalized for
13 days prior to his death.

Rabbi Kaduri’s funeral will set out at 12 PM Sunday from Jerusalem’s
Nahalat Yitzchak Yeshiva, which he headed. The Yeshiva is located in
19 David Street in the capital’s Bucharian neighborhood. The
procession will continue until Har HaMenuchot.

Arutz-7 Hebrew Radio show host Yehoshua Meiri, a student of Rabbi
Kaduri, visited Rabbi Kaduri at his hospital bedside two weeks ago
with the Kabbalist’s grandson, Rabbi Yossi Kaduri. Meiri reported
that the elder Rabbi Kaduri told them, “The time of Redemption has
come.”

Rabbi Kaduri made Aliyah (moved to Israel) in 1908. He then returned
to Iraq to study with the famed Ben Ish Chai, and later returned to
the Holy Land in 1916. He studied in Yeshivat Porat Yosef in the Old
City of Jerusalem, and later in Yeshivat Nachlat Yitzchak in
Jerusalem’s Bucharian neighborhood. The Rabbi quickly gained a
reputation for his profound study of Torah law and Kabbalah, piercing
insights, and great piety.

Former Sephardic Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and the Council of Sages of
the Shas Party said, “We are mourning the passing of the elder
kabbalist, the remnant of the Great Assembly, Rabbi Yitzchak Kaduri.”

Shas Chairman Eli Yishai said, “All of Israel is one family in
mourning today he who all his life prayed on behalf of the Nation of
Israel and rose in a tempest heavenward.”


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