Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman passes away

December 12, 2017 08:00


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Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, the spiritual leader of the non-Hassidic Ashkenazi Haredi community, died today at the age of 104.

Doctors in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak reported this morning Shteinman suffered a heart attack.

He was admitted to the hospital in January for shortness of breath and fever.

Shteinman was the long-time head of the Ponevezh Yeshiva and the head of the Degel HaTorah party, a part of United Torah Judaism.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend his funeral, to be held at 12 p.m. in Bnei Brak.

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