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  1/23/2014, Shevat 22, 5774

Hareidi Elder Maggid Passes Away


Rabbi Ya'acov Galinksy, reknown throughout the hareidi world as the "elder maggid" (inspirational speaker), passed away this afternoon (Thursday) at the age of 94 years old.

Rabbi Galinksy, z"l, suffered from breathing difficulties three days ago, and was brought to Bnei Brak's medical center, where his condition continued to deteriorate.  His sons were rushed in to him this morning to part from him with a final "Shema Yisrael".

Rabbi Galinsky, z"l,  was known as the "Elder of the Maggidim" due to his many years of inspirational speaking to a vast array of groups throughout the Jewish world's religious communities.