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        1/16/2013, Shevat 5, 5773

      Crowds Attend Yahrzeit for Beloved Rabbi, the Baba Sali

      The city of Netivot in Israel's south received a large influx of visitors Tuesday evening for the annual hilula or memorial gathering for the venerated Torah sage known as the Baba Sali. 

      Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzeira passed away in 1984 and ever since then, well-wishers have been paying their respects at his burial site. The rabbi was born in Morocco and was highly regarded amongst Israelis of Moroccan and Sephardic Jewish heritage.