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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