Rabbi Doctor David Eliach has passed away at the age of 99. I had the honor of speaking with him just a few months ago, a brilliant man who will be missed deeply. Baruch Dayan HaEmet.
Rabbi David Eliach was born in 1922. He described his work in Palestine with “Tehran Children”, a group of about 800 Jewish people from eastern Poland and the Soviet Union. Children, they were either orphaned or separated from their parents, and then they came to Palestine. Responsible for the education and care of approximately 70 of these children; as well as the psychological trauma he and other adult caregivers witnessed and their strategies to best help the children recover and begin participating in formal education.