Thousands mourn loss of Rabbi Yishayahu Krishevsky

October 13, 2015 22:27
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Thousands of haredi men gathered in the heart of the ultra-conservative haredi neighborhood of Beit Yisrael in Jerusalem on Tuesday afternoon for the eulogies and funeral ceremony of Rabbi Yishayahu Krishevsky, who was killed in a terrorist attack that morning.

Krishevsky, 59, was a prominent figure in the Pinsk-Karlin community and authored a series of books dealing with the weekly Torah portion called Pninei Yishayahu (The Wisdom of Yishayahu), using the traditional allusion to the author of a religious text in its title.

Men young and old from the Pinsk-Karlin Hassidic community, along with haredi men from many of the different communities in the neighborhood, flocked to the street corner outside of the Pinsk-Karlin yeshiva to listen to the eulogies and take part in the funeral service.

The tone, as is often the case in the haredi world in such situations, was one of sorrow, noticeably lacking in anger, and exuding a fatalistic perspective on the violence and terrorism perpetrated against a member of the haredi public.

Several of the speakers urged the haredi community to improve their religious devotion and to mend their negative character traits, another common reaction to suffering and loss in the haredi world.

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