With great sadness we report the passing of HaRav HaChossid, Rabbi Moshe Ashkenazi, one of the prominent elderly Chabad Rabbis, Rabbi of the Chabad community of Tel Aviv, and member of “Agudas Chassidei Chabad” of Israel.
Rabbi Ashkenazi passed away at the age of 86 at 3:00 PM in the Rivkah Ziv hospital in Tsfat with a severe case of pneumonia. His condition deteriorated in the past week when he had a heart attack which rendered him unconscious.
Rabbi Ashkenazi was born in Vladivostok, Russia and made Aliya to Israel when he was a bochur.
He is survived by four children: Rabbi Nosson Ashkenazi A”H and Yibadu L’Chaim Tovim: Rabbi Mordechai Shmuel Ashkenazi (Rov of Kfar Chabad), Rabbi Chaim Ashkenazi (Lod), Mrs. Malka Wilschanski (Tsfat) and Mrs. Esther Twersky (Crown Heights).
On a separate note, there are some reports…
A few days ago HaRav Ashkenazy Rav of Kfar Chabad was on a plane to Ukraine where he would spend Shabbos and then pray at the Tomb of the Alter Rebbe on Sunday,Chof Daled Teves, but the plane was forced to return to Israel because of bad fog.
He contemplated whether to take another plane but decided “If G-d returned me to Israel it’s Divine Providence that I stay in Israel.”