Rabbi Meir Aharon, a renowned Chabad posek in Eretz Yisroel who trained many rabbonim and morei hora’ah passed away on Friday, 15 Kislev, 5782.
By Anash.org reporter
Rabbi Meir Aharon, a renowned Chabad posek in Eretz Yisroel and head of Beis Medrash L’Halacha UMishpat in Rechovot, passed away on Friday, 15 Kislev, 5782.
He was 70 years old.
Rabbi Aharon was born to his parents Rabbi Shalom and Galia Aharon on Ches Teves, 5711. In 5729, he traveled to the Rebbe for the first time and spent the next few years studying in Tomchei Temimim 770.
During his years in Yeshiva, Rabbi Aharon merited to receive many letters of encouragement and guidance from the Rebbe.
On the occasion of the Rebbe’s 75th birthday, Rabbi Aharon sent the Rebbe a gift of his personal chiddushim on Hilchos Sukka in the Alter Rebbe’s Shulchan Aruch. Unbeknownst to him, the Rebbe requested that they be published in Kovetz Yagdil Torah.
After his marriage and with the re-establishment of the Chabad community in Tzfas and the opening of the kollel in the city by Rabbi Leibel Kaplan, Rabbi Aharon was one of the students who studied at the Kollel.
With the opening of Kollel Or Yaakov in Rechovot, he was asked to serve as head of the Kollel. Under his leadership, the institution has educated many of the Chabad rabbonim and morei hora’ah serving today in Eretz Yisroel.
He also served as Rov of the Yad Lashavim shul in Rechovot and was a member of hanhala of the local Tomchei Temimim Yeshiva.
He is survived by his wife Dina, and their 12 children.
Baruch Dayan Haemes
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Rabbi Aharon was a real chossid. Brilliant and very humble. It was an honor to be his Talmid. והקיצו ורננו שוכני עפר.