Thousands of talmidim and alumni from Ponevezh Yeshiva took part in the Monday 8 Iyar levaya for Rebitzen Elisheva Kahanaman. The nifteres was the wife of Rabbi Eliezer Kahanaman Shlita. She suffered from a difficult illness over the past two decades.
Rav Kahanaman in his hesped mentioned the ongoing machlokes for control over the yeshiva, adding his rebitzen had good midos and ran from any kovod during her entire life. He added she once asked him to leave it all and walk away due to the machlokes in the yeshiva.
Rav Kahanaman, president of the yeshiva, explained why he remains; “My grandfather, the Ponevezh Rav ZT”L, compelled me to remain and said to me he wishes to see Ponevezh continue. Hence I continue as instructed”.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)