Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Rabbi Elazar Abuchatzeira: A Zaddik or just running after Money ?


The haredi site "Be'Chadrei HaCharedim" published the above photos from the home of Rabbi Elazar Abuchatzeira (the Baba Elazar) z"l. It didn't take too long until some forum commentators went wild and complained about the wealth of the Baba Baruch:

"Just look at those posh furniture ! Apparently Rabbi Elazar was after money and bought expensive things !"

Sephardi readers stated that Litvishe Rabbis are also surrounded by money and it wasn't only Baba Elazar sitting on a golden couch. However, the Ashekenazi claim is that the Abuchatzeiras love money and golden watches.

So far the gossip for today !


  1. B'H

    Even if we all know that those Rabbis love money the same way they love their followers (the Baba Sali who was the last real "Baba" would be ashamed to their attitude), we should judge our fellow Jews favorably. Maybe they didn't buy all those furnitures, but they received them as present. Why not?

  2. B"H

    What I thought was that maybe the furniture just look expensive but they are not.

    In Mea Shearim you have different furniture stores and the style on the two photos is just a style but it doesn't mean that its for the wealthy only.

  3. Wow according to forbes elazar abuhatzera left 350 million dollars how about giving back all this money to the victims who where robbed by threathing to curse if payments where not made. All this money is not his it was stolen from broken hearted people who came just for a blessing.