Edelstein funeral procession from yeshiva to cemetery sets out in Bnei Brak

Mourners attend the funeral of Rabbi Gershon Edelstein at the Ponevezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak on May 30, 2023. (Jack Guez/AFP)
Mourners attend the funeral of Rabbi Gershon Edelstein at the Ponevezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak on May 30, 2023. (Jack Guez/AFP)

Following the eulogies inside the Ponevezh Yeshiva for Haredi leader Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, who died this morning at age 100, the funeral procession begins toward the cemetery where he will be laid to rest.

Approximately 100,000 people are on hand for the funeral, which is slated to cause major traffic backups across central Israel until late tonight.

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