Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement on Monday expressing sorrow over the passing of Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein.
“Rabbi Lichtenstein’s erudition was manifest in his literary work and it proved valuable to generations of students,” the statement read.
“A year ago, when I bestowed upon him the Israel Prize, I saw before me stand a rabbi, teacher, and great educator,” Netanyahu said. “He was a sharp-as-a-tack, grassroots, quick-witted Zionist.”
“Rabbi Lichtenstein will be remembered as a Zionist leader and Torah scholar of unparalleled stature,” he said. “He nurtured many thousands of students at Har Etzion yeshiva in Alon Shvut. He loved the Land of Israel, the people of Israel, and the Torah of Israel.”