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  7/29/2011, Tammuz 27, 5771

Rabbi Metzger Stunned and Appalled by Murder


Chief Ashkenazic Rabbi Yona Metzger said, Friday, that he was "shocked and appalled" by Thursday evening's "revolting" murder of Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira in Be'er Sheva.

Rabbi Metzger called the slain rabbi one of the most righteous people of the generation, explaining that the nation was spared countless tragedies through his prayers. He also cited Rabbi Abuhatzeira for his relations with individuals, praising his material charity and spiritual support for the sick, the childless and others in need of redemption.

Similar sentiments were expressed in eulogies at Rabbi Abuhatzeira's funeral.