BDE: HaGaon HaRav Refael Yaakov Shmuel Sheinelzon ZATLAL

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candle914Baruch Dayan Emmes: HaGaon HaRav Refael Yaakov Shmuel Sheinelzon (שינלזון) ZATZAL, 69, one of the Roshei Kollel Chazon Ish, was niftar suddenly this morning.

The rav sustained a cardiac incident a number of years ago and has since been weakened. Last night after learning with his chavrusa his wife realized something was wrong and she realized he was not breathing.

He is survived by 12 children and their families and extended families.

The levaya is set to begin at 1:30PM from Kollel Chazon Ish and from there it will pass the Lederman Beis Medrash and kvura in the Ponevezh Cemetery.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)