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20 Tammuz 5765 - July 27, 2005 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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HaRav Moshe Mordechai Karp Inaugurated as Rov in Modi'in Illit

By A. Cohen

HaRav Moshe Mordechai Karp was inaugurated as rov of the original northern section of Kiryat Sefer — Giva Hatzfonit. HaRav Karp already serves as av beis din of the Parisian kehilloh headed by HaRav M. Rotenberg, as a moreh tzedek in Elad and as the rosh kollel of Kollel Beis Sholom, Kollel Lemaan Achai and Kollel Hashutafin, regularly delivering shiurim at each of them. He is also well-known as the author of the Hilchos Chag Bechag series and Mishmeres Hatohoroh.

The writ of appointment, read aloud by the moro de'asra of Modi'in Illit HaRav Meir Kessler, read, "The Rov shlita has the merit of teaching Torah and instructing numerous talmidim. He was a close disciple of the gedolei Torah of previous generations, zechuson yogen oleinu, and of our own generation. Today he is a close disciple of Ateres Rosheinu Maran HaRav Eliashiv shlitaal piv yishak kol devor Hashem-zu halochoh — and he has already gained renown as a godol in Torah and yir'oh, and numerous people come to him seeking advice."

At the inauguration, HaRav Karp received a rabbinical writ signed by gedolei Yisroel including Maran HaRav Eliashiv, HaRav Aharon Leib Shteinman, HaRav Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz, HaRav Nissim Karelitz, HaRav Chaim Kanievsky and HaRav Shmuel Auerbach. Other signatories included HaRav Mordechai Gross, av beis din of Chanichei Hayeshivos in Bnei Brak and a member of the Shearis Yisroel beis din, HaRav Yosef Efrati, HaRav Meir Kessler and HaRav Yisroel Zicherman, the moro de'asra of the nearby neighborhood Achuzat Brachfeld.

"In addition to his tremendous command of Shas and poskim," reads the writ of appointment, HaRav Karp "heads the city's important chessed organization Vehechzakto Bo which feeds hundreds of local residents during the week and on Shabbos Kodesh, all in a discreet manner and without distinctions between different segments of the city's population. Every year the Rov shlita distributes Kimcho DePischo to thousands of families in the city and we have a great zchus to have a rov like HaRav Moshe Mordechai shlita."

HaRav Karp thanked the Moro De'asra and Council Head Rabbi Yaakov Gutterman as well as all of the askonim working to expand the bounds of kedushoh in the city.


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