Monday, January 16, 2006

Chacham Yitzchak ben Tufacha Kaduri

The revered Mekubal, Rav Kaduri has recently fallen ill and is in care at the Bikur Cholim Hospital in Yerushalayim for pneumonia. Many across the world are praying for a quick and immediate refuah shelaima for this sage. Sephardic Chief Rabbi, Shlomo Moshe Amar has called for a prayer gathering at the Kotel today. For those who wish to pray on his behalf the name is Yitzchak ben Tufacha (Tufacha means ‘apple’ in Arabic). It is said that when Rav Kaduri was a young man studying in Ottoman Turkish Iraq the Ben Ish Chai had told him in a blessing that he would merit being present during the Revelation of Moshiach. ArutzSheva's Yehoshua Meiri claims the Rav at his bedside has told him that "The time of Redemption has come."

Sunday, January 01, 2006

8th Night of Chanukah