Hagaon Rabbi Yerachmiel Gershon Edelstein, Ponovezh Rosh Yeshiva, Passes Away At Age 100

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Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, head of the Ponevezh Yeshiva, seen in his home in the ultra orthodox Jewish town of Bnei Brak, on January 4, 2022. Photo by Shlomi Cohen/Flash90

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — BDE: The Torah world was plunged into mourning with the news that Maran Hagaon Rabbi Yerachmiel Gershon Edelstein, leader of the Lithuanian chareidi sector and Rosh Yeshiva of Ponovezh, passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 100.

Rabbi Edelstein had heart problems for a long time previously and since Pesach had weakened significantly, but because due to his age he could not undergo catheterization, he received medicines and continued his daily schedule without missing one shiur between Pesach and Shavuos.

On Shavuos night Rabbi Edelstein was hospitalized  after suffering a heart attack. The learning was stopped at the yeshiva and Tehillim were said for his recovery. His condition fluctuated over the next few days, ultimately deteriorating on Monday night until his passing at 9:30 AM Tuesday.

The levaya is due to leave from Ponovezh yeshiva at 2:30 PM Tuesday.

The Paroches was taken down in the yeshiva as a sign of mourning for the great leader who for over 75 years had given shiurim in the yeshiva.

Rabbi Edelstein is survived by his family, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren including one born just an hour after his passing.

May his memory be blessed.

 

 


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yosher
yosher
1 year ago

How difficult ….BDE…..we are now a Dor Yesomim

Fake Rabbi
Fake Rabbi
1 year ago

What will be now with angel bakery? How would they ask for forgiveness ?

Last edited 1 year ago by bestcpa
Zen
Zen
1 year ago

Bd”e

Joel
Joel
1 year ago

BDE

Avromie
Avromie
1 year ago

Who is now the GODEL HADOR? Who moves into position, and who is next after that? Who controls who is the Godol hador for the frum community?

Joey
Joey
1 year ago

BD”H

Halacha moshe msinia
Halacha moshe msinia
1 year ago

I was told that the Rov is related to sheldon Adelson

R Daniel Geff
R Daniel Geff
1 year ago

Is there an academy for askonim?

mark P
mark P
1 year ago

i noticed alot of people wrote BDE, was the Rabbi a supporter of Palestinian causes, Boycott Divestment sanctions?

bentzion
bentzion
1 year ago

Is harav Dov Landau and Harav Hillel Hirsh

Worried
Worried
1 year ago

“ Paroches was taken down in the yeshiva as a sign of mourning for the great leader ”

QQ: The Paroches is taken down and a different one is put in its place or there is just no Paroches for the week?

peky
peky
1 year ago

Is it for real?

Charlie Hall
Charlie Hall
1 year ago

Baruch Dayan HaEmet

Naomie Harris
Naomie Harris
1 year ago

BDE will the Rov be buried in Eretz Yisroel or in the states?

Phineas Fleigelman
Phineas Fleigelman
1 year ago

I didn’t see this in any of the major news outlets, was he a big cultural icon for Jewish thought. My friend told me that he lectured for over 65 years at the ponovitz school. Did he author any books on Torah Topics.

Liam K. Nuj
Liam K. Nuj
1 year ago

IMHO, “BDE” is not very respectful. This is one of the last things that will be said about a great Gadol Hador. Please take the time to spell it out (or copy & paste from someone else).

Boruch Dayan HaEmes
ברוך דיין האמת

R Dov
R Dov
1 year ago

Never heard of this rov