The funeral of Rabbi Achiad Ettinger ended this evening at the Segula cemetery in Petach Tikva after a long and painful procession that began in the community of Eli in Binyamin.
The funeral ended with the song And even in hiding sung together tearfully by all his family and friends.
Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben Dahan, and Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi participated in the funeral.
Rabbi Ettinger, who served as Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Oz and Emuna in the Neve Sha'anan neighborhood of south Tel Aviv, is survived by his wife, Tamar (44) and 12 children.
The eldest daughter Moriah (21), married to Yinon Luz, lives in the renewed Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem and is expected to give birth soon. Efrat, 20, is a volunteer in the National Service in Tiberias. Eliashiv, 19, is serving in the IDF in an elite unit: The remaining siblings are Harel, 18, Eliasaf, 16, Yehuda, 13, twins Tehiya and Tzofia, aged 11, Benia, 9, twins Eliav and Hadas.