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  7/18/2012, Tammuz 28, 5772

Thousands Expected for Rabbi Elyashiv's Funeral

Volunteers from around the country are organizing to help with the funeral preparations of the venerated sage Rabbi Yoseph Shalom Elyashiv who passed away at the age of 102. Hundreds of thousands of mourners are expected to arrive from all over the state to give their respects as the funeral procession passes through Jerusalem.

Rabbi Elyashiv is survived by 9 children. He was preceded in his passing by his wife and two children, one of whom passed away from an illness as a child and one of whom was killed by Jordanian soldiers during the War of Independence in 1948.