IN PICTURES: Hundreds of thousands attend funeral of Rabbi Shteinman

Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman was one of the preeminent leaders of the Haredi world in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

The funeral procession of Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman passes through the city of Bnei Brak (Credit: Jeremy Sharon)
Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, the spiritual leader of the non-Hassidic Ashkenazi Haredi community, died today at the age of 104 and was buried near his home in the city of Bnei Brak.
Hundreds of thousands of people attended his funeral, as police closed major highways before and during the course of the procession.
Shteinman was the long-time head of the Ponevezh Yeshiva and the head of the Degel HaTorah party, a part of United Torah Judaism.
Crowds gather in Bnei Brak before the funeral of Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman. (Credit: Magen David Adom)Crowds gather in Bnei Brak before the funeral of Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman. (Credit: Magen David Adom)
Ultra-Orthodox Jews attend the funeral of top spiritual authority Rabbi Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman in the central Israeli city of Bnei Brak on December 12, 2017  (Credit: Menahem Kahana / AFP)Ultra-Orthodox Jews attend the funeral of top spiritual authority Rabbi Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman in the central Israeli city of Bnei Brak on December 12, 2017 (Credit: Menahem Kahana / AFP)
Hasidic women watch the funeral procession of Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman (Credit: Jeremy Sharon)Hasidic women watch the funeral procession of Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman (Credit: Jeremy Sharon)
Funeral procession for Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman (Credit: United Hatzalah)Funeral procession for Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman (Credit: United Hatzalah)

Haredim (ultra-Orthodox) walk through Bnei Brak during the funeral procession of Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman (Credit: Israel Police)Haredim (ultra-Orthodox) walk through Bnei Brak during the funeral procession of Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman (Credit: Israel Police)
The funeral procession of Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman reaches the cemetery. (Credit: Avshalom Sassoni/Maariv)The funeral procession of Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman reaches the cemetery. (Credit: Avshalom Sassoni/Maariv)
The funeral procession of Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman (Credit: Jeremy Sharon)The funeral procession of Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman (Credit: Jeremy Sharon)