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  2/12/2013, Adar 2, 5773

36th Anniversary of the Passing of the 4th Rebbe of Gur


Thousands of disciples of the Gur hasidic movement started visiting the Mount of Olives grave of Rabbi Yisrael Alter, the fourth rebbe in the movement's dynasty, starting in the early hours of Tuesday morning, to mark the 36th anniversary of his passing away.

The rebbe, also known as the Beis Yisrael because of his books, died at Hadassah Ein-Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem at the age of 82, following an illness. He had refused to be taken to the hospital a day earlier, at the height of the Sabbath.