Tens of Thousands Attend Levayah of Harav Erlanger, Zt”l, in Yerushalayim

A view of the many thousands at the levayah of Harav Avraham Erlanger, zt”l. (Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90)

Tens of thousands attended the levayah of Hagaon Harav Avraham Erlanger, zt”l, Rosh Yeshivah, Yeshivas Kol Torah, in Yerushalayim on Monday morning.

Many yeshivos closed and sent their bachurim to attend the levayah as a last kavod for the Rosh Yeshivah. The levayah set out from the house of Harav Erlanger in Yerushalayim’s Kikar HaShabbos.

A view of the crowd at the levayah of Harav Erlanger in Yerushalayim, Monday. (Yaakov Chanina/Nekudah)

The first maspid was Hagaon Harav Gershon Edelstein, Rosh Yeshivah, Yeshivas Ponevez, who delivered his hesped over the phone.

Harav Avraham Yehoshua Soloveitchik seen at the levayah. (Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90)

After him, Harav Avraham Yehoshua Soloveitchik, Rosh Yeshivah of the Brisker yeshivah, who was close to Harav Erlanger for many years, delivered a hesped.

Afterwards, the Mashgiach of Yeshivas Kol Torah, Harav Yitzchak Yerucham Bordiansky, gave a hesped, as did Harav Moshe Yehudah Schlesinger, Rosh Yeshivah, Yeshivas Kol Torah.

The levayah procession continued from his house to Har HaMenuchos, where he was buried.