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The Jewish Press regrets to inform its readers that revered posek and writer Rabbi Shraga Feivel Cohen, zt”l passed away on Sunday at the age of 85 in Lakewood, New Jersey.

Rabbi Cohen zt”l served for decades as the leader of Khal Tomchei Torah in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Flatbush (Ocean Avenue between Avenues N and O) before moving to Lakewood several years ago to live in the community of Pine River Village.

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The rabbi authored the acclaimed series of sacred tomes on the Shulchan Aruch, Badei Hashulchan.

The funeral is to be held Sunday afternoon first in Lakewood and then in Flatbush before the rabbi is flown to his final resting place in Israel.

Baruch HaDayan HaEmet.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.