Rav Hayim David HaLevi-yertziet

Event Details :

Ivri Date: 12 Adar, 5758

English Date: 10 March, 1998

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Rabbi Hayim David HaLevi (1924/5-1998), also written Haim David ha-Levi, etc. (הרב חיים דוד הלוי), was Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv-Yaffo. He was born in Jerusalem and studied under Rabbi Ben-Zion Meir Hai Uziel at the Porat Yosef Yeshiva. When R. Uziel was appointed Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel, he hired R. HaLevi as his personal secretary and as a close student. He then served as the rabbi of various cities in Israel:

  • Romema, Jerusalem.
  • Served in IDF during War of Independence
  • Rishon Le-Zion (as Chief Rabbi of that city, 1951-1973)
  • Israel's Chief Rabbinate Council (beginning in 1964)
  • Tel Aviv-Yaffo (beginning in 1973, taking over from R. Ovadia Yosef).

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Rav Hayim David HaLevi-yertziet