Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, the leading rabbinic authority of the Ashkenazi Haredi community, passed away Wednesday afternoon at the Shaarei Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. He was 102 years of age. Rabbi Elyashiv, one of the leaders behind the formation of the Haredi political parties, had suffered from congestive heart failure and has been hospitalized several times in recent years.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu expressed great sorrow at Elyashiv’s passing and said that the “nation of Israel has lost a great rabbi, an unmatched and sharp authority.”
Baruch Dayan HaEmes. How many Torah leaders do we have today that is even in his class???