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  Tevet 17, 5772 , 12/01/12

Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira Ramla Memorial Service

Egyptian authorities have announced that the annual memorial service for Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira, grandfather of the Baba Sali will be cancelled. Thousands of followers will conduct the service at the tomb of his grandson, the Baba Khaki, father of the Sephardic Rabbi of Ramla, Rabbi Yechiel Abuhatzeira.

Despite threats from the Muslim Brotherhood, Rabbi Abuhatzeira is hopeful that the recently refurbished tomb in Damanhur, Egypt will be preserved. “The Egyptians have many miracles that they attribute to the righteous Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira, and they regard him with great reverence.”

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