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(photo credit: Meir Alfasi, the haredi website Kikar Hashabat)
An estimated hundred thousand people took part in the funeral procession
of Rabbi Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz in Bnei Brack on Tuesday.
Lefkowitz, an admired educational figure in the Lithuanian and general
haredi world, passed away at the age of 97 Monday night. Born in
Valozhyn, he arrived in Israel in 1936. For over the past 50 years he
headed the prestigious Yeshivat Ponovezh L’Tzeirim for young yeshiva
students in Bnei Brak, alongside Rabbi Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman.
Over the years Lefkowitz became one of the sector's leading educators,
who rarely was involved in political issues, considered an authority on
matters of spiritual guidance.
For more images from the Bnei Barak funeral, visit haredi website Kikar Hashabat