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BDE: Rabbi Mordechai Anati, OBM

With great sadness we report the passing of Rabbi Mordechai Anati OBM, a well known Rov and member of the Fort Lauderdale Chabad community. He passed away on Tuesday, the 7th of Av, 5780.

Rabbi Anati, known by his nickname Motti, was active as a Rov, and gave Smicha to many bochurim throughout the years.

Rabbi Anati was also the founder of the Moshiach Center in Laderhill, FL.

He passed away suddenly overnight, soon after being diagnosed with a heart condition.

He is survived by his wife, and children Bentzion Anati, and Chana Gajer (Ft Lauderdale, FL).

Boruch Dayan Hoemes


  • 3. reuven ben yitzhok wrote:

    BDE….i met Motti a number of times in the 90s and last saw him dancing on the corner of kingston and eastern parkway the morning of the Rebbe’s passing. … again BDE

  • 4. a friend wrote:

    Such a terrible loss for S. Florida. Literally built a community and was its leader and doogmah chaya throughout. He will be sorely missed.

  • 5. eliezer wrote:

    once I was in lauderdale and on shabbos walked to his shul. Suddenly it started to rain very hard and I got my shertuk soaked.
    So I took it off and hung it up.
    Moti asked me where my sertuk was and I explained it is soaking. So he went into his office and took out a spare. But it did not fit me, so he took off the sertok he was wearing and told me to wear it and he would wear the other one.
    What a warm person. He always hugged people and his warmth radiated.
    He will be missed.
    Consolations to his family and congregation.


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