Simcha Bunim Erstein, a yeshiva student in his twenties who was a member of the Gur hasidic sect, died, Thursday morning at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, east of Tel Aviv, from a severe streptococcal infection. Erstein was taken to the hospital on Saturday night after it became clear that he was suffering from the virus. His condition stabilized on Wednesday, but his system deteriorated rapidly Thursday morning until he expired.
Erstein was survived by his parents and his wife, and left behind hundreds of friends. His funeral left from his parent's home and was scheduled to pass through Bnei Brak, ahead of burial at the Kiryat Shaul cemetery in Tel Aviv.