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Thousands attend funeral of prominent ultra-Orthodox leader Rabbi Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss

Thousands of people are attending the funeral of Rabbi Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss, who died yesterday at the age of 95.

Weiss will be buried at Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives cemetery.

Weiss was a leader among extremist anti-Zionist ultra-Orthodox factions and the head of the Eda Haredit group. He was known for his uncompromising efforts to enforce Shabbat restrictions and prevent the conscription of yeshiva students into the military.

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