Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef at the funeral
Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef at the funeralArutz Sheva

The Hassidic rabbinical judge Rabbi Elimelech Wasserman, who was murdered on Thursday morning in a shooting attack in Jerusalem, was laid to rest in the city.

The funeral procession left the Belz Great Study Hall and made its way to the Har Hamenuchot Cemetary.

President of the Supreme Rabbinical Court and Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, eulogized: The rabbinical court system lost an important judge today. The deceased would sit in the court, and all of the young judges would enjoy his advice and resourcefulness.

He was moderate. On every matter, he would rule according to Halacha; the judges lost one of their senior judges today. G-d should comfort the important family, may they not add any more sorry, and G-d erase every tear from all faces, and we should merit to see the resurrection of the dead and the full redemption."

Rabbi Wasserman was a respected rabbi in the Belz Hassidic sect in Jerusalem and a member of the Ashdod Rabbinical Court. His family said that he was on his way to the court in Ashdod when he was murdered by terrorists at the bus stop at one of the entrances to Jerusalem.

Rabbi Wasserman studied at the Seret Viznitz Yeshiva in Haifa. After he married, he studied Jewish law at the Harry Fischel Institute, where he was ordained as a rabbinical judge by the late Rabbi Yosef Cohen and the Chief Rabbinate. He is the son-in-law of Rabbi Asher Freind.

He served as a judge in the Monetary Court in Jerusalem, and was one of the most learned of the judges, with great experience in both instruction and ruling on cases, and had considerable knowledge of the Talmud and authorities in the Jewish law.