Condolences from Thessaloniki

Dear Sirs,

On behalf of the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki, we would like to express our sorrow and sincere condolences on the passing of Lo Tishkach founder and board member, Rabbi Aba Dunner, Zecher Tzadik Livracha.

May God rest his soul and offer comfort to his family and friends in this time of grief.

Sincerely,

David Saltiel
The President of the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki

Condolences from The Netherlands

On behalf of the NIK – Organization of Jewish Communities in The Netherlands, please receive our sincere feelings of sorrow for the passing of our dear friend Rabbi Aba Dunner Z”L. May he be taken on the heavens wings. May European Jewry merit of his Zchus. Hw ill be remembered as the driving force that has firmly put the Orthodox Rabbinate on the map of Europe, and indeed he has succeeded.

We have put an article (in Dutch) to eulogize him on our website, which will be published in the NIW Jewish weekly, too.

http://www.nik.nl/2011/07/cer-directeur-aba-dunner-z-l-was-binnen-alle-schakeringen-van-het-jodendom-thuis-en-graag-gezien/

With deepest condolences to his wife and children, may they receive the comfort of HKB”H.

Kindest regards,

Ruben Vis
Nederlands-Israelitisch Kerkgenootschap
Amsterdam

Condolences from Malta Mourning Community Shelley Tayar

Dear Family (the whole world) of Beloved Abba Dunner, you must be blssed to be related to “Abba”

The news hit us here in Malta as a shock. Rabbi Abba Dunner who had the talent of making every one he talked to feel so important and at the moment of approaching him he made everyone searching his help feel welcome and wanted.

He was so busy and he took on more and more both individual and community problems and he really helped or put one in touch with those who can help.

He changed ones world by moving us so much closer to HAKadosh Baruch Who, with G-d directing him he solved problems in the four corners of the world. His name was Abba and he “fathered” with kindness, gentleness and empathy.

One of the 36 Zadikim who prop up this world He leaves behind the trail of his glowing spirit and a memory that he expected us all to follow his Path Tehiye Nishmato Zerura Bizror Hahayim. May you never know more sorrow.

From Malta Mourning Community, Shelley Tayar