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Rabbi Yitzhok Scheiner, 98, dies of COVID during mass funeral of fellow top rabbi

Rabbi Yitzhok Scheiner, 98, head of the Kamenitz yeshiva in Jerusalem and Israel’s oldest Haredi yeshiva head, dies of COVID-19 at Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital.

The announcement comes during the funeral of Rabbi Meshulam Dovid Soloveitchik, 99, who had been the oldest yeshiva head until yesterday, when he also succumbed to the coronavirus.

The US-born Scheiner was a member of the rabbinical panel leading the Degel HaTorah non-Hasidic Lithuanian faction of the United Torah Judaism party.

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