Mordechai Shmuel Ashkenazi

Israeli Rabbi

Mordechai Shmuel Ashkenazi (Hebrew: מרדכי שמואל אשכנזי‎‎; 1943 – 14 January 2015) was an Israeli Orthodox rabbi and writer. He was a member of the Chabad Hasidic movement. He was the chief rabbi of the Chabad community of Kfar Chabad, Israel from 1983 until his death. He was also an authority on Halakha (Jewish law) and Hasidic philosophy.

Ashkenazi in November 2009.

Ashkenazi was educated in Tel Aviv and Brooklyn, New York in the United States. He had nine sons, some of whom also became rabbis.

Ashkenazi died from a heart attack on 14 January 2015, aged 71.[1]


  1. "Rabbi Mordechai Shmuel Ashkenazi, 71, Chief Rabbi of Kfar Chabad, Israel". 14 January 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)