OU Kosher Welcomes Back Rav Belsky, Halachic Posek, From Illness

June 20, 2012

OU KASHRUT WELCOMES BACK RAV BELSKY, HALACHIC POSEK, FOLLOWING LONG ILLNESS AND RECUPERATION

With deep gratitude to Hashem, the Orthodox Union Kashrut Department welcomed back its halachic Posek, Rav Yisroel Belsky, who returned to OU headquarters for the first time following a long hospitalization and recuperation for his serious and at times life-threatening illness.

During Rav Belsky’s entire ordeal, OU staff was called upon to recite tehillim for his recovery.

At the reception in Rav Belsky’s honor, Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of OU Kosher, and Dr. Simcha Katz, President of the Orthodox Union, delivered heartfelt messages of thanksgiving and happiness for Rav Belsky’s recovery.

Rav Belsky then spoke to the large gathering of kashrut rabbanim who were present, following which he received the first piece of his welcome back cake.

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Rabbi Menachem Genack (r) welcomes back Rav Belsky.

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OU President Dr. Simcha Katz follows with his tributes to the Posek.

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A large gathering of OU Kashrut rabbanim attended the festivities.

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Rav Belsky and Rabbi Genack listened as the tributes continued.

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Rav Belsky’s remarks brought joy to his audience.

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You can have your cake and eat it too.

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The first piece, naturally, went to Rav Belsky.

Photos by Stephen Steiner

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