Nearly 100,000 Attend Funeral of Ponevitch Rosh Yeshiva

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Tens of thousands of haredim flocked to the central city of Bnei Brak on Tuesday morning to take part in the funeral of Rabbi Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz, one of the leaders of the Lithuanian-Orthodox faction and head of Ponovezh Yeshiva.

Lefkowitz died at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem on Monday night, two days after collapsing, (as was first reported here on Vos Iz Neias).

The funeral departed at 10:30 A.M. from the Rabbi’s home at Vilkomirer Street in Bnei Berak.

Police closed down several streets for the event. Due to the heavy heat, the Hatzalah organization handed out water to the public. Police estimated the crowed between 80,000 to 100,000.

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