10 Facts About Abraham Hecht


Abraham Hecht was a Hasid of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, and of the previous Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn.


Abraham Hecht had the distinction of being one of the first ten students of Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim in America.


Abraham Hecht served as a Shaliach in Boston, Buffalo, Newark, and New Haven, establishing Yeshiva Achei T'mimim elementary schools for both boys and girls.


Abraham Hecht was the rabbi of Congregation Shaare Zion of Brooklyn, New York, the largest Sephardic congregation in North America, comprising more than 3,500 families.


Abraham Hecht was a frequent contributor for over fifty years to various Jewish publications in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.


Abraham Hecht promoted awareness on behalf of "Family Values" within the Jewish community, as well as in the larger population.


Abraham Hecht worked to raise awareness of the Seven Universal Laws of Noah in greater society.

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Abraham Hecht was featured in a June 23,1995, article by Larry Yudelson, for his assertion, at a rabbinical gathering, that Jewish Law could permit the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres for their proposal at Oslo to withdraw from parts of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.


At the time, Abraham Hecht was a senior rabbi of Congregation Shaare Zion in Brooklyn, the largest Sephardic Jewish congregation in the US.


Abraham Hecht was let go from his position by the synagogue.