Levayah for Harav Belsky, zt”l, Held Sunday in Yerushalayim

A partial view of the crowd at the levayah at Yeshivas Mir - Yerushalayim. (Simcha Jessel /Kuvien Images)
A partial view of the crowd at the levayah at Yeshivas Mir – Yerushalayim. (Simcha Jessel/Kuvien Images)

The levayah for Hagaon Harav Chaim Yisroel Belsky, zt”l, continued to Eretz Yisrael on Sunday, where multitudes of bnei Torah gave the kavod ha’acharon to a gadol b’Yisrael.

The levayah began at Yeshivas Mir in Yerushalayim on Sunday evening, shortly after 7:00 p.m. Israel time. Maspidim included Harav Lazer Yehuda Finkel, Rosh Yeshivah of Mir Yerushalayim; Harav Boruch Dov Povarsky, Rosh Yeshivah of Ponevezh; Harav Reuven Feinstein, Rosh Yeshivah of Tiferes Yerushalayim in Staten Island; Harav Binyamin Carlebach, Rosh Yeshivah of Mir Yerushalayim; Harav Reuven Cohen, Rosh Kollel Kiryat Sefer and son-in-law of the niftar; and Harav Dovid Goldstein, maggid shiur at Torah Vodaath and son-in-law of the niftar.

The mittah was then escorted to the headquarters of the Central Committee for Taharas Hamishpachah in Israel — an organization in whose holy work Harav Belsky had been heavily involved — where Harav Mordechai Auerbach, head of that organization, delivered a hesped.

The levayah then continued on to Yeshivas Kamenitz, where maspidim included Harav Reuven Scheiner, Rosh Yeshivah of Kamenitz; Harav Yisroel Reisman, Rosh Yeshivah of Torah Vodaath; Harav Benzion Berl, son-in-law of the niftar; and Reb Moshe Shamshonovitz, head of Bais Hamussar in Yerushalayim.

The holy niftar was then escorted on his final journey, to Chelkas Harabbanim on Har Hamenuchos.