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  3/13/2014, Adar Bet 11, 5774

Mercaz Harav Students to Visit Rav Kook's Grave for Fast of Esther


Today (Thursday), on the Fast of Esther, Mercaz Harav Yeshiva (torah academy) students, along with students of other yeshivas,, will be making their annual visit to the grave of Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook, ztz"l, son of Israel's first chief rabbi, Rabbi Avraham Yitschak Hacohen Kook, ztz"l.  He was a revered Torah Sage and head of the flagship Merkaz Harav Yeshiva, which was named for his father.  He passed away on Purim, 1982. Every year, on Rabbi (Tzvi Yehuda) Kook's yahrzeit (anniversary of a person's death), the yeshiva's students go to pray at his gravesite on Mt. Olives. 

Director of the Jewish Cemetery Council of Jerusalem , Rabbi Hillel Horowitz , told Arutz Sheva that despite the inclement weather, he hoped that the thousands of students would still arrive in order to keep the connection between the public and Rabbi Kook's vast Torah knowledge and his courage.

Many of Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda's former students today fill major rabbinic and educational positions throughout the State.