Rabbi Moshe Rochelson heeded the call of a generation searching for meaning and spirituality to bring thousands of young Jews back to their roots before his passing on April 4 due to COVID-19.

He served as a head of the Israeli branch of Yeshiva Ohr Somayach, which was established to help newcomers introduce themselves to Torah and Judaism.

Rochelson worked alongside founder Rabbi Noach Weinberg and dean Rabbi Nota Schiller until he was empowered to independently lead his own branch in the heart of Jerusalem, which he dedicated himself to completely for many years.

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