I was deeply saddened to learn that my dear friend Aba Dunner is no longer with us. He sat next to me at the Material Claims Against Germany Inc. Board Meeting each year and we had the most friendly discussions on many topics. I believe I also helped him a few times on human rights and philosophical questions when he came back to London. He was a good man, deeply sincere and, above all, a warm character which endeared him to all f us.
Dear You All
Zecher Zadik Livracha, I too was devastated by the passing of Rabbi Dunner zichrono levracha.
Rarely does one meet one of the 36 Zadikim on whose shoulders this world is said to perch. He did so much for so many Jewish causes and communities and still live and further its Zionist aim, but personally I met Him, the most modest Rabbi Abba Dunner who elegantly managed to give the impression it “it is so wonderful to help, to be asked to help and to boost moral of small Jewish Communities Around…”
Rabbi Dunner made one feel important and full of energy. He was somebody in power you could turn to any time and get help.
HE IS A GIGANTIC LOSS TO THE Jewish People, but personallytoo, I hope his many blessed progenies will follow in his footsteps.
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.
The President of the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki
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.
With deepest condolences to his wife and children, may they receive the comfort of HKB”H.
The Federation of Jewish Communities in Serbia sends its deep condolences to family of Rabbi Aba Dunner.
The Jewish World lost an extraordinary person and activist.
We will cherish the memory of his unique personality and warm kindness.
ALEKSANDAR SASHA NECAK
Federation of Jewish Communities in Serbia
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
The Jewish Community of Estonia would like to express its heartfelt sympathy on the death of Rabbi Aba Dunner.
We share a deep feeling of loss.
Chairman of the Jewish Community of Estonia
It is with great sorrow that I receive this message. I had the pleasure to speak and meet Rabbi Dunner several times since I serve in Portugal, and it is indeed a great loss for Am Israel.
Min HaShamaym TeneHamu.
Rabbi Eliezer Shai Di Martino
Please send my best regards to the family and the children.
Rav Joseph Levi
Chief Rabbi of Florence, Italy