Rabbi Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz, dean of the Ponevezh Yeshiva for young students and a member of the Council of Torah Sages, passed away Monday night. Rabbi Lefkowitz passed away in Sha'are Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem, where he has been hospitalized for the past several days.
Rabbi Lefkowitz had been suffering ongoing medical problems for the past several months. He was hospitalized after he fainted on Shabbat. He was 97.