Daily Israel Report

Rabbi Eliyahu Shriki Dies at 90

Rabbi Eliyahu Shriki, a leading figure in the Moroccan Israeli world, has died at age 90.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 6/8/2012, 11:52 AM

Torah scroll
Torah scroll
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Rabbi Eliyahu Shriki died Thursday morning at the age of 90. Rabbi Shriki was one of the foremost leaders of Moroccan Jewry in Israel.

He was buried in the Har Hamenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Shriki was born in Morocco and served as the head of a yeshiva and as the head of the Beit Din (religious court) of the city Illig. After coming to Israel he served as the rabbi of the town of Kesalon in the Jerusalem region and taught many students Torah.

He also wrote several books on Torah learning, and wrote several Torah scrolls.

In recent years he moved to the city of Beit Shemesh. In the days prior to his death he was hospitalized in Jerusalem’s Shaarei Tzedek Hospital.

Rabbi Shriki is survived by his eight children and dozens of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.