Shlomo Langer, 49, OBM

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Shlomo Langer, an accountant in Tel Aviv who became Baal Teshuva after studying in a Chabad yeshiva and author of a witty book on the weekly Parsha, died shortly before Shabbos. Full story, video

By COLlive reporter

Shlomo Langer, a member of the Chabad community in the Ramat Aviv neighborhood, northwest of Tel Aviv, Israel, died on Friday 25 Tishrei 5782.

He was 49 years old.

Langer graduated in economics and accounting from Tel Aviv University and was a certified public accountant. Since 1997, he has advised hundreds of businessmen, state-owned enterprises and leading financial companies in Israel and abroad in the financial, managerial and technological fields.

He studied in the Yeshiva Chabad for baal techouvas in Ramat Aviv, run by the rabbi Chaim Yosef Ginsburg. Langer becomes more observant of his Judaism and is part of the Chabad community there.

He is the author of a book called “Luchot Cheirut”, which was a collection of short and witty essays that presented the weekly Parasha lessons of the Torah for lay readers. He cited both holy and secular sources and placed a photo of the Rabbi on its cover.

VIDEO: Langer presents his book

Friends have described Langer as “a Torah and chess person with a huge heart.”

He contracted Covid-19 late last year and has been sedated since Rosh Hashanah. He died Friday afternoon, shortly before Shabbos Parshas Breishis.

The funeral took place on Sunday.

Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.

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