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  תשרי 16, 5768 , 28/09/07

Thousands Gather for Rabbi Shapira's Funeral

The funeral of Rabbi Avraham Elkana Shapira began Friday morning, as thousands of people gathered at Merkaz Harav yeshiva and heard eulogies from leading spiritual figures.

The funeral procession will begin moving at 12:00 noon, from Tzvi Yehuda Street. It will proceed to the Mount of Olives, passing through the following streets: Herzl, Shazar, Sarei Yisrael, Malchei Yisrael, Kikar Hashabat, Straus, Hanevi'im, Harav Kook, Shlomzion Hamalka, Mamila Junction, Yafo Gate, Chativat Yerushalayim, Cinematheque, Maaleh Hashalom, Gat Shemanim and Shvil Hanachash.

The police ask that the public refrain from using private cars in order to arrive at the funeral.

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