After a massive levayah for Hagaon Harav Chaim Yisrael Belsky, zt”l, at Yeshiva Torah Voddath on Friday, a thousand people escorted the aron on Motzoei Shabbos to the cargo area of JFK-El AL, where the niftar was flown to Eretz Yisrael for kevurah on Sunday.
The levayah will be held in Yerushalayim on Sunday, and is to start with hespedim at Yeshivas Mir in Yerushalayim, set to begin around 7:30 p.m. Israeli time. From there, the levayah will proceed and pass Yeshivas Kamenitz on its way to Har Hamenuchos’s chelkas harabbanim.
Thousands of bnei Torah, talmidim and alumni of Yeshivas Torah Vodaath are slated to attend. Many Rabbanim and Roshei Yeshivah from across Eretz Yisrael will also be in attendance.
For those in New York who wish to watch the levayah in Eretz Yisrael, a live hookup will be available at Yeshiva Torah Vodaath.
Those who wish to listen in on the phone should dial 712-775-7031, and then enter access code 179376966#.
The family accompanying the aron to Eretz Yisrael will be sitting shivah in Kiryat Sefer, Sunday night and Monday morning for Shacharis, at Rechov Sdei Chemed 36/1. After returning to New York, they will sit shivah in Rabbi Belsky’s home at 506 East 7th St. Rabbi Belsky’s siblings, who did not make the trip to Eretz Yisrael, have already begun sitting shivah in his home.
Yehi zichro baruch.