Photos: 100,000 Attend Levaya of Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel zt”l


levaya-of-rav-nosson-tzvi-finkel [Photos below.] An estimated 100,000 people, led by the gedolei hador, Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv and Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman, attended the levaya today of Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim.

Tens of thousands crowded the streets of Bais Yisroel, Yerushalayim, to mourn the passing of the one the gedolei roshei yeshivos of our generation, whose petirah has plunged the greater Olam Hatorah into intense mourning.

Kevurah will be taking place on Har Hamenuchos, next to Rav Chaim Shmuelvitz zt”l, the legendary Mirrer rosh yeshiva.

Rav Nosson Tzvi’s son, Rav Eliezer Yehudah, has formally been named to assume his father’s position as rosh yeshiva. That announcement was made by Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman.

See below for photos of the levaya:

{Yair Israel/Photos: Dudi Israel and Kikar Hashabbat}


  1. Thank you for the photos…Klal Yisroel needs a Yeshua…we are plunged into mourning so often, the tears don’t seem to have a chance to dry up!
    Hashem….leiz inz shoin ois!!!

  2. I was there and now I am thinking if by tomorrow I will even remember that we lost a Godol, will it make a difference in our lives? or it will be blown away by the wind far far away Chas Ve Sholom

  3. Look, I am NOT the most frum of our holy yiddin – by any stretch – but HKB”H has been taking all our leaders, examples, luminaries, and those who can show us insight to the ultimate EMES. What are we supposed to do?
    Sure, as with every dor, we have to forge our own internal grasp on the torah and all contained within it. But, without such holy tzaddikim and tzadeikos, what are we left with which to envision?
    If we start to focus on one incorrect interpretation and it becomes accepted, we can go to incorrect paths while “thinking and feeling” that is where we are to be.
    Yes, we still have gedolim, we have AMAZING rabboinim that can out learn a small guy like me any day – but I am starting to feel very lost.
    I am also scared – for many reasons which should all be obvious.
    Perhaps similar ideas were expressed when Moshe Rabbeinu had to lay to rest – or too many other Olam Supporters had surpassed their bodies, but this is me (us?) now.
    We all need to WAKE UP! and scrounge and salvage whatever VALUABLE holy remains we can grasp in this fleeting world of shtus. I am only judging myself – we are missing out on something very real, ethereal, other-worldly, and omnipresent. If we don’t immediately change our focus and realize what the blip we are doing here – STOP watching TV, buying chazarei that makes you “think” (even temporarily) you are important or better than your temporal flesh, we will not even be worthy of memory. READ the signs. PLEASE!! I can’t believe I am writing this as I am such a POOR example of what I need to be.
    But just think about who you are – how different you/we really are. One day – and maybe this is now – ALL people will finally see the truth and bend their knee to HKB”H!!
    No, I am not freaking out – I am a really rational married father, but we all need to stop ignoring reality in this dor – this is our chance – and understand that all these current events are the final signs of what we need to do.
    Sit with your child tonight and impart best you can the feeling you have deep inside of how a rebbie, bubbie,zeidey, or any particular HOLY experience encountered your innermost neshamna and made you really FEEL connected to H’s world and what it is REALLY all about.

    This is IT guys. Stop joining and taking your blinding comfort as a reality in this world. We have a unique opportunity to get to where we need to be RIGHT NOW!!


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