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Jerusalem - UPDATE- In Photos: 250,000 Attend Funeral Of Rav Elyashiv Zt'l

Published on: July 18, 2012 03:59 PM
Last updated on: July 18, 2012 09:45 PM
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews pack an outdoor staircase and balconies in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel, 18 July 2012, to get a glimpse of the funeral procession of  102-year-old Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv who died after a long illness. Elyashiv was the leader of the Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox community in Israel and one of the most well-known Rabbis in the Hasidic world.  EPA/JIM HOLLANDERUltra-Orthodox Jews pack an outdoor staircase and balconies in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel, 18 July 2012, to get a glimpse of the funeral procession of 102-year-old Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv who died after a long illness. Elyashiv was the leader of the Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox community in Israel and one of the most well-known Rabbis in the Hasidic world.  EPA/JIM HOLLANDER

Jerusalem - Some 250,000 people mourned the death of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv at his Jerusalem funeral on Wednesday night, according to police estimates.

Elyashiv, the leading rabbi of the Ashkenazi non-hassidic haredi community, died on Wednesday afternoon, age 102, at the capital’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

The funeral procession set out from the rabbi’s residence in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighborhood and made its way to Har Hamenuchot cmetary in Givat Shaul.

In accordance with Elyashiv’s wishes, eulogies were not given during the funeral procession and ceremony, but psalms were recited by the mourners.

Update newer photos as of 9:45 PM EST All photo Credit Mosha Asilin for VINNews.com

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Relatives of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv mourn before his funeral procession in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood July 18, 2012. Elyashiv, one of Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewry's most influential rabbis, died in Jerusalem on Wednesday aged 102, hospital officials said.  (Credit: REUTERS)Relatives of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv mourn before his funeral procession in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighbourhood July 18, 2012. Elyashiv, one of Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewry’s most influential rabbis, died in Jerusalem on Wednesday aged 102, hospital officials said.  (Credit: REUTERS)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men carry the body of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv before his funeral procession in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood July 18, 2012. Elyashiv, one of Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewry's most influential rabbis, died in Jerusalem on Wednesday aged 102, hospital officials said.  (Credit: REUTERS)Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men carry the body of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv before his funeral procession in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighbourhood July 18, 2012. Elyashiv, one of Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewry’s most influential rabbis, died in Jerusalem on Wednesday aged 102, hospital officials said.  (Credit: REUTERS)
Israeli ZAKA emergency rescue team seen preparing for their flight to Burgas, Bulgaria, where 7 Israeli tourists were killed and 20 injured when their bus departing for the airport terminal exploded in a suspected terror attack. July 18, 2012. (Credit: Flash90)Israeli ZAKA emergency rescue team seen preparing for their flight to Burgas, Bulgaria, where 7 Israeli tourists were killed and 20 injured when their bus departing for the airport terminal exploded in a suspected terror attack. July 18, 2012. (Credit: Flash90)
Thousands of ultra othodox Jews attend the funeral of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv in Meah Shearim in Jerusalem tonight. Rabbi Elyashiv passed away earlier today at the age of 102. July 18, 2012.  (Credit: Flash90)Thousands of ultra othodox Jews attend the funeral of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv in Meah Shearim in Jerusalem tonight. Rabbi Elyashiv passed away earlier today at the age of 102. July 18, 2012.  (Credit: Flash90)
Thousands of ultra othodox Jews attend the funeral of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv in Meah Shearim in Jerusalem tonight. Rabbi Elyashiv passed away earlier today at the age of 102. July 18, 2012.  (Credit: Flash90)Thousands of ultra othodox Jews attend the funeral of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv in Meah Shearim in Jerusalem tonight. Rabbi Elyashiv passed away earlier today at the age of 102. July 18, 2012.  (Credit: Flash90)
Thousands of ultra othodox Jews attend the funeral of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv in Meah Shearim in Jerusalem tonight. Rabbi Elyashiv passed away earlier today at the age of 102. July 18, 2012.  (Credit: Flash90)Thousands of ultra othodox Jews attend the funeral of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv in Meah Shearim in Jerusalem tonight. Rabbi Elyashiv passed away earlier today at the age of 102. July 18, 2012.  (Credit: Flash90)
Thousands of ultra othodox Jews attend the funeral of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv in Meah Shearim in Jerusalem tonight. Rabbi Elyashiv passed away earlier today at the age of 102. July 18, 2012.  (Credit: Flash90)Thousands of ultra othodox Jews attend the funeral of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv in Meah Shearim in Jerusalem tonight. Rabbi Elyashiv passed away earlier today at the age of 102. July 18, 2012.  (Credit: Flash90)
Thousands of ultra othodox Jews attend the funeral of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv in Meah Shearim in Jerusalem tonight. Rabbi Elyashiv passed away earlier today at the age of 102. July 18, 2012. (Credit: Flash90)Thousands of ultra othodox Jews attend the funeral of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv in Meah Shearim in Jerusalem tonight. Rabbi Elyashiv passed away earlier today at the age of 102. July 18, 2012. (Credit: Flash90)
Thousands of ultra othodox Jews attend the funeral of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv in Meah Shearim in Jerusalem tonight. Rabbi Elyashiv passed away earlier today at the age of 102. July 18, 2012. (Credit: Flash90)Thousands of ultra othodox Jews attend the funeral of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv in Meah Shearim in Jerusalem tonight. Rabbi Elyashiv passed away earlier today at the age of 102. July 18, 2012. (Credit: Flash90)
Thousands of ultra othodox Jews attend the funeral of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv in Meah Shearim in Jerusalem tonight. Rabbi Elyashiv passed away earlier today at the age of 102. July 18, 2012. (Credit: Flash90)Thousands of ultra othodox Jews attend the funeral of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv in Meah Shearim in Jerusalem tonight. Rabbi Elyashiv passed away earlier today at the age of 102. July 18, 2012. (Credit: Flash90)
Thousands of ultra othodox Jews attend the funeral of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv in Meah Shearim in Jerusalem tonight. Rabbi Elyashiv passed away earlier today at the age of 102. July 18, 2012.  (Credit: Flash90)Thousands of ultra othodox Jews attend the funeral of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv in Meah Shearim in Jerusalem tonight. Rabbi Elyashiv passed away earlier today at the age of 102. July 18, 2012.  (Credit: Flash90)
Ultra-Orthodox Jews line up on rooftops to view the funeral of 102-year-old Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel, 18 July 2012. Elyashiv was the leader of the Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox community in Israel and one of the most well-known Rabbis in the Hasidic world. (Credit: EPA)Ultra-Orthodox Jews line up on rooftops to view the funeral of 102-year-old Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel, 18 July 2012. Elyashiv was the leader of the Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox community in Israel and one of the most well-known Rabbis in the Hasidic world. (Credit: EPA)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men lining up on an outdoor stairway to view the funeral of 102-year-old Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel, 18 July 2012. Elyashiv was the leader of the Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox community in Israel and one of the most well-known Rabbis in the Hasidic world. (Credit: EPA)Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men lining up on an outdoor stairway to view the funeral of 102-year-old Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel, 18 July 2012. Elyashiv was the leader of the Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox community in Israel and one of the most well-known Rabbis in the Hasidic world. (Credit: EPA)
The body of 102-year-old Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv is carried into a small synagogue in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel, during his funeral, 18 July 2012. Elyashiv was the leader of the Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox community in Israel and one of the most well-known Rabbis in the Hasidic world. (Credit: EPA)The body of 102-year-old Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv is carried into a small synagogue in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel, during his funeral, 18 July 2012. Elyashiv was the leader of the Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox community in Israel and one of the most well-known Rabbis in the Hasidic world. (Credit: EPA)
The body of 102-year-old Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv is carried into a small synagogue in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem during his funeral, 18 July 2012. in Jerusalem. Elyashiv was the leader of the Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox community in Israel and one of the most well-known Rabbis in the Hasidic world. (Credit: EPA)The body of 102-year-old Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv is carried into a small synagogue in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem during his funeral, 18 July 2012. in Jerusalem. Elyashiv was the leader of the Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox community in Israel and one of the most well-known Rabbis in the Hasidic world. (Credit: EPA)
The body of 102-year-old Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv is carried into a small synagogue in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem during his funeral, 18 July 2012. in Jerusalem. Elyashiv was the leader of the Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox community in Israel and one of the most well-known Rabbis in the Hasidic world. (Credit: EPA)The body of 102-year-old Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv is carried into a small synagogue in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem during his funeral, 18 July 2012. in Jerusalem. Elyashiv was the leader of the Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox community in Israel and one of the most well-known Rabbis in the Hasidic world. (Credit: EPA)
Ultra orthodox Jews wait behind a door at the Shaare hospital in Jerusalem, just moments after Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv he passed away there at the age of  102. July 18, 2012. (Credit: Flash90)Ultra orthodox Jews wait behind a door at the Shaare hospital in Jerusalem, just moments after Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv he passed away there at the age of 102. July 18, 2012. (Credit: Flash90)
Ultra orthodox Jews pray at the Shaare hospital in Jerusalem, just moments after Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv he passed away there at the age of  102. July 18, 2012.  (Credit: Flash90)Ultra orthodox Jews pray at the Shaare hospital in Jerusalem, just moments after Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv he passed away there at the age of 102. July 18, 2012.  (Credit: Flash90)
Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv is brought out of the Shaare Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem where he passed away today July 18, 2012, at the age of  102.  (Credit: Flash90)Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv is brought out of the Shaare Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem where he passed away today July 18, 2012, at the age of 102.  (Credit: Flash90)
Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv is brought out of the Shaare Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem where he passed away today July 18, 2012, at the age of  102.  (Credit: Flash90)Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv is brought out of the Shaare Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem where he passed away today July 18, 2012, at the age of 102.  (Credit: Flash90)
Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv is brought out of the Shaare Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem where he passed away today July 18, 2012, at the age of  102. (Credit: Flash90)Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv is brought out of the Shaare Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem where he passed away today July 18, 2012, at the age of 102. (Credit: Flash90)
Ultra orthodox Jews look as Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv is brought out of the Shaare Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem where he passed away today July 18, 2012, at the age of  102.  (Credit: Flash90)Ultra orthodox Jews look as Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv is brought out of the Shaare Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem where he passed away today July 18, 2012, at the age of 102.  (Credit: Flash90)
Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv is brought out of the Shaare Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem where he passed away today July 18, 2012, at the age of  102.  (Credit: Flash90)Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv is brought out of the Shaare Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem where he passed away today July 18, 2012, at the age of 102.  (Credit: Flash90)

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 Jul 18, 2012 at 11:56 PM Sam Cim Says:

Bd"h! may he rest in peace.
Thanks for all the pictures and updates.

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 Jul 19, 2012 at 03:06 AM TexasJew Says:

We in Texas are also mourning the death of such a Tzaddick, bd"e

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 Jul 19, 2012 at 08:58 AM LuckyStrike Says:

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TexasJew Says:

We in Texas are also mourning the death of such a Tzaddick, bd"e

Thanks for letting us know.

4

 Jul 19, 2012 at 10:48 AM Bukharian Says:

the time frame as last year where we lost Leiby Kletzky as well very sad we are losing many good people.

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 Jul 19, 2012 at 11:27 AM MosheHalevi Says:

He will be missed by many.

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