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Statements on the Petirah of Rabbi Dr. Zecharia Senter z”l

April 8, 2021

OU Kosher COO Rabbi Moshe Elefant: “Rabbi Senter zt”l was a pioneer in the world of industrial kashrus. He was an individual of great intellect, but at the same time very warm & easy to get along with.”

OU Kosher CEO Rabbi Menachem Genack: “Rabbi Zecharia Senter zt”l and I were actually quite close. The Senter family are tremendous Baalei Chessed. Rabbi Senter himself was a mathematician, and along with his tremendous accomplishments in kashrus, he was the founder of the Kof-K.

Above all, Rabbi Senter was a loyal talmud of Rav Soloveitchik ztz”l. He always went to the Rav’s shiur and he was very much liked by the Rav. Rabbi Senter’s children were once listening to a currently unpublished tape of the Rav from 1961 in which he was learning Hilchos Tefillin.

The Rav called on Rabbi Senter to read and said b’derech chiba, “Senter, you’re a mathematician.
I want you to read!””

Quotes above originally published in the Jewish Vues.

The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.