Since early childhood, he was full of love for
Israel and showed it by his actions all his life.
Being a judge he had to be strict and upright, but he was full
of “KISSE RACHAMIM”, principles of kindness and
mercy, as indicated by his name.
Many couples came to Court in order to divorce and went home,
united ready to continue to build a happy family. Tenacity and
a deep understanding were necessary to avoid breaks done impulsively
with disastrous consequences.
Concerning elderly people, the following verse from the Psalms
became his motto: “Don’t reject me in my old age;
when my strength will decline don’t leave me.”
He created associations such as "TEHILA
LEDAVID" and "CHADESH YAMENOU" making a framework
for elderly people, often isolated or forgotten in old age homes,
in order to give them a new spiritual and social life. In a
joyful and warm atmosphere, reading of "TEHILIM" or
"TALMUD" was organized for whoever could. Thanks to
his books, he could pay teachers, organize spiritual gatherings,
for example HILULOT" and "TAANIT HADIBUR” he
organized on the eve of Rosh Chodesh (beginning of the month).
With his third institution “CHESSED VERACHAMIM”,
he could help anyone in need by giving money or free loans to
help people to go through hard times, finance weddings, Bar
Finally, he gave us a beautiful legacy: his books on wisdom
and goodmanners in the spirit of Torah.
In Hebrew: "Leet Metso" (3 volumes) -"Teshouat
Tsadikim" (2 volumes) -"Sefer Hadrakha Lamishpacha
In English: The Time of Truth – The Complete Guide of
Good Manners – The Book of our Heritage.
Other books are being printed. All copyrights on those books
(he wrote day and night when he was already advanced in age
and tired) are going to these institutions exclusively.
In his spiritual will published in his first book (13 years
ago), he asked his children to do everything to continue his
work after his death. In another will written on the 7th of
Adar (day that Moshe passed away) in 1993, he implored G- d
to give him a similar death as the one’s of Moshe: “Beneshika”.
His soul should leave his body in a simple kiss of the “Shechina”
– without suffering or degradation. His wish was granted;
what a Tsaddik asks, G- d gives it.” The first day of
Rosh Hashana he left this world suddenly, his face radiant (beaming)
with joy and holiness after praying, reading Mishna and Tehilim,
listening to the Shofar hundred sounds. It was at the time when,
according to the Jewish mystic, G- d opens the gates of Gan
Eden and rejoices the soul of the Tsadikim: “seu Shearim
Rashekem…” “Et shaare Ratson le hipateach.”
On Tuesday 23rd of October at 18:30, at the
Buffault synagogue, for the Shloshim, a ceremony is organized
with the participation of many rabbis. The whole community is
May his kindness and devotion be an example for each one of
us, in a time of hatred and terror. His light should shine in
all our homes. Amen