'The Admor gave voice to the heroism of faith'

Israeli leaders eulogize Rabbi Menachem Mendel Taub, the Admor of Kaliv.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

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Israeli leaders eulogized the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Taub, known as the Admor of Kaliv, who passed away Sunday at the age of 96.

“I received with deep sadness the news of the passing of the Admor of Kaliv, the 'Holocaust Admor' who suffered terribly as an inmate at Auschwitz and dedicated his life to the memory of the victims, inspired by a true love of Israel," Rivlin said.

"The Admor gave voice to the spiritual heroism of Jews during the Holocaust and did all he could to honor the memory of its victims. His work has particular resonance at present as we redouble our commitment to remember and never to forget. We send our condolences to his family and many pupils. May his memory be a blessing.”

MK Rabbi Rafi Peretz, the head of the Jewish Home party, said: "Together with the entire Jewish people, I mourn the death of the Rebbe of Kaliv, and I promise that we will continue to say Shema Yisrael: with a great voice." The Rebbe would ask participants to recite those words with him at events.

Minister Gila Gamliel also eulogized the Admor of Kaliv: "The people of Israel bow their heads at the passing of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Taub, the Admor of Kaliv, an ember saved from the fires [of Auschwitz] who dedicated his life, Torah and Hasidism to commemorating the Holocaust. We lost today a great leader and a great educator, who was an example to us all heroically and personally and nationally, who after his family was lost in the Holocaust, immigrated to Israel, arose and established holy Torah projects and memorials. How sad to lose those who cannot be replaced. May his memory be blessed. "

The haredi media advisor, Yerah Toker, wrote: "It is very sad, the leader of the Jewish community was the most famous figure in the haredi world as a Holocaust survivor who was tortured and subjected to medical experiments by the Nazis."

"The Nazis abused him and inflicted on him terrible suffering, so he could not grow a beard after the war, had no children and suffered terribly. The beardless man was the figure most identified with the Holocaust on the Haredi street, and we all grew up on it. This is a truly sad day, both for the passing of the tzaddik and as a significant and sad day for the memory of the Holocaust. "

Yossi Elitov called him "the one-hundred-year-old Rebbe: he survived Auschwitz after torture, his personal life was accompanied by not a few tragedies, but the story of the Jewish spirit in the Holocaust was chosen by the Rebbe of Kaliv to pass through melodies of faith and joy. May his memory be blessed."

"The greatest haredi Holocaust hero of our time," wrote the journalist Aryeh Erlich, "a Jew who never allowed loss to subdue his spirit, who dedicated his life to spread hope and commemorate the Holocaust from a religious perspective until his pure soul rose to heaven at the word [The Lord is] One. "

"The heart hurts, the eyes water, Kaliv was different from the rest of the Hassidic sects, it did not seek power, and did not exhibith political strength," he said. .