One of the signs posted by the Department of Site Preservation in Petah Tikva Municipality, which indicates buildings or places that are part of the citys history.
The house was photographed that day Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
: The House of Rabbi Amram Aburabia
The late Rabbi Amram Aburabia lived here.
The Chief Rabbi of Petah Tikva in the years 1967-1951.
The rabbi was born in Tétouan, Spanish Morocco in 1892.
In 1906 he immigrated to Israel as a teenager, with his family who settled in the Old City of Jerusalem. He was ordained a judge, butcher and inspector.
In 1951, he was appointed chief rabbi of Petah Tikva, and also served as head of the patriarchal tribunal in Petah Tikva, as well as a member of the Chief Rabbinical Council of Israel and chairman of the National Council of the Association of Eastern Rabbis.
He ordained generations of rabbis until his death on the 7th of Tevet 1966.
The rabbi was buried in the Sgula cemetery, next to his wife, Rebbetzin Rivka Aburabia.
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