Rebbetzin Batsheva Kanievsky
Rebbetzin Batsheva Kanievsky Israel news photo: Flash 90

Tens of thousands participated in the funeral procession of Rebbetzin Batsheva Kanievsky on Saturday evening.

Rebbetzin Kanievsky was buried in the cemetery in Bnei Brak where seven other members of her family rest. Because the funeral took place during the festival of Sukkot, no eulogies were delivered.

Rebbetzin Kanievsky was the daughter of 101-year-old Torah sage Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv. She died on Saturday at her home in Bnei Brak having attained 79 years.

In recent years, graves in the cemetery have been considered to be rare properties reserved for prominent rabbinical leaders.

Sources close to the Kanievsky family told Artuz Sheva that the rabbi officiating at the ceremony told those attending she deserved to be buried with the great rebbes.

Rebbetzin Kanievsky was able to forge relationships with orthodox, traditional, and secular women and had a reputation for giving potent advice in soft tones.

"She was wonderful. She made welcome in her house every person in need and found a way to help them," the rabbi reportedly said.  "They say that people who sought her help were granted miracles."