BDE: Rabbi Yitzchak Tuvia Weiss, Leader Of Eda Charedis, Passes Away At Age 96

Rabbi Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss, Chief Rabbi (Gavad) of the Eda Haredit, attend a ceremony for a new synagogue, in the city of Beit Shemesh, March 31, 2021. Photo by Yaakov Lederman/Flash90

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The Torah world mourns the loss of Rabbi Yitzchak Tuvia Weiss Zts’l, Gaabad (leader) of the Eda Chareidis during the past 19 years, at the age of 96.

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During the last few months Rabbi Weiss had been weakened first by a foot infection which forced him to be hospitalized and then by another infection which affected his entire body. In the last few weeks Rabbi Weiss had been in critical condition a number of times.

On Friday night at 3 AM there was a further deterioration in his condition and family members, who were present at his bedside, said Vidui and Shma Yisrael as his soul departed from this world.

Despite the fact that Yerushalmi custom is not to leave a deceased person overnight, the members of the Badatz met after Shabbos and debated whether it would be more honorable to hold the levaya during the day and it was decided to postpone the levaya to the daytime. The levaya  will leave at 10 AM from Rabbi Weiss’s home in the Givat Moshe neighborhood and will pass through Zupnik square in Mea Shearim before it continues to Har Hazeisim where Rabbi Weiss will be buried in the Chelkas Haneviim. The Eda Chareidis has declared a Bittul Melacha (cessation of work activities) during the course of the Levaya.

Ultra orthodox jewish men pray near the body of Grand Rabbi Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss “Gaavad”, head of the Eidah Hachareidit, at a synagogue in Jerusalem on July 30, 2022, Weiss passed away early this morning at the age of 95. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** מת

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