The Rabbi of French city of Metz, Moshe Aryeh Bamberger, passed away Tuesday after a brief illness.
Bamberger, who also served as dean of the Sha’agas Aryeh Yeshiva, had suffered a stroke in December, Arutz Sheva reported.
The funeral was scheduled to take place in Metz Tuesday night, after which his body was to be flown to Jerusalem for burial on Wednesday.
Bamberger was a member of the Conference of European Rabbis, and headed the Metz rabbinical court.
His work in the field of kosher food certification was especially significant, as his approval is accepted by most ultra-Orthodox Jews in Europe.
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