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  • L.A. rabbi reflects on Rabbi Elyashiv’s death

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 19, 2012 | 12:01 am

    Hundreds of thousands of mourners reportedly attended the funeral of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv in Jerusalem on July 18, and across the world, people remembered the eminent Orthodox rabbi who died on Wednedsay at the age of 102.

    Rabbi Gershon Bess, the spiritual leader of Kehilas...

  • Rabbi Elyashiv, leading halachic authority, in grave condition

    February 7, 2012 | 5:16 pm

    Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, considered this generation’s leading halachic authority, is in critical condition.

    Prayer sessions in Israel and around the world have been held for Elyashiv, 101, the leader of the Lithuanian haredi Orthodox community, since he was admitted to the hospital on Sunday. One on Monday night at the Western Wall attracted thousands of worshipers.

    Elyashiv reportedly is on a respirator and has suffered massive organ failure.