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Rav Elyashiv

Rav Elyashiv’s Mixed Legacy Rav Elyashiv’s Mixed Legacy
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 by Yoel Finkelman | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Last Wednesday night, in the middle of a blazing heat wave, a quarter of a million people flocked to the funeral of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv.  At the request of the deceased, no eulogies were delivered, but for the rest of the week, the Haredi press spoke of little other than the man.
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