[Photos below.] It is with great sadness that we report the passing of the Spinka Rebbe of Yerushalayim zt”l, Rav Mordechai Dovid Kahane zt”l. Rav Kahane, a remarkable tzaddik and brilliant talmidim chochom, was 79. On Motzoei Shabbos he was hospitalized and brought to Shaarei Tzedek Hospital, where he passed away on Tuesday morning.
The Rebbe headed a foundation that printed and annotated halachic works of Rishonim and Acharonim. He served as the chief editor.
The Rebbe, originally from Hungary, attended Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim and Yeshivas Chochmei Lublin. He arrived in Eretz Yisroel at the tender age of ten.
His health had been declining steadily in the past few years.
The levaya was held yesterday at his Bais Midrash on Rechov Salant across from the Slonim Beis Midrash in Meah Shearim. Kevurah was on Har Hazeisim.
Yehi zichro boruch.
See below for photos of the levaya: