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  1/15/2012, Tevet 20, 5772

Former Hadassah Rabbi Laid to Rest


Funeral services were held, Sunday afternoon, for Rabbi Ya'akov Mann Rakovski, the rabbi of the Hadassah medical centers in Jerusalem for 50 years, who passed away, Saturday night.

A native of Jerusalem from a family of rabbis who were among the first immigrants to Israel in modern times, Rabbi Rakovski was remembered for combining great Torah knowledge, personality, love of his fellow humans, wisdom, gentleness and openness. He answered questions of Jewish law that arose during and after hospitalization. His rulings and opinions were issued in a long series of compositions, at the center of which was the book series "Aruchat Bat Ami."