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Funeral of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky delayed until 12 p.m. Sunday

People gather outside the home of Rabbi Haim Kanievsky who passed away, in the city of Bnei Brak, on March 19, 2022.(Avshalom Sassoni/ Flash90)
People gather outside the home of Rabbi Haim Kanievsky who passed away, in the city of Bnei Brak, on March 19, 2022.(Avshalom Sassoni/ Flash90)

The funeral procession of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky is being delayed until 12 p.m. on Sunday.

It was originally scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Organizers say the hour delay is done in cooperation with the police.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend the funeral in the Tel Aviv suburb of Bnei Brak, with major highways set to be blocked off and heavy traffic congestion expected throughout central Israel. Police urged the non-attending members of the public to avoid roads if possible.

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