Skip to comments.Rabbi Abraham B. Hecht, ZT"L
Posted on 01/09/2013 3:28:10 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator
We join with Klal Yisrael in mourning the passing of Rabbi Abraham B. Hecht.
Rabbi Hecht, the longtime president of the Igud Harabbonim/Rabbinical Alliance of America, with a membership of more than 800 rabbis from the United States, Canada and Israel, was a man of many accomplishments. Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum details some of them in his My Machberes feature on page 26.
Rabbi Hecht was known for his devotion to shleimut haaretz that belief that all parts of our ancestral home promised by God to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob must remain eternally in Jewish hands. As such he was close to Israels chief rabbis, past and present.
Yet Rabbi Hecht was equally devoted to the Jewish communities of America, especially Brooklyns Syrian community, which he not only served for more than fifty years as rabbi of Cong. Shaare Zion on Ocean Parkway in Flatbush, but actually played a major role in helping build from the ground up.
May his memory be a blessing yehi zichro baruch.
Rabbi Hecht was a friend of both morality and the Jewish possession of all of historical 'Eretz Yisra'el. May his soul be bound in the bonds of eternity.
Boruch Dayan Emes (G-d is the True Judge).
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