[Click HERE for photos] Thousands of people attended the Levaya of Hagon Rav Zelig Epstein ZATZAL, the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Shaar HaTorah (Grodna) located in Queens NY.The Rosh Yeshiva – who was in his upper nineties – had been hospitalized for the past few months, and his condition had slowly deteriorated.
He studied in the Mir and taught in Yeshiva Torah Vodaas prior to becoming Rosh Yeshiva at Shaar HaTorah, where he taught thousands of Bnei Torah over the decades.
The Levaya was held in Yeshiva Shaar HaTorah in Queens, and will be held on Tuesday in Eretz Yisroel at the Mirrer Yeshiva at 3:00PM.
Maspidim at the Queens Levaya were:
1) R’ Kalman Epstein
2) R’ Sholom Spitz (a Kohen, speaking from outside)
3) R’ Yankel Bergman
4) R’ S.F. Schustal
5) R’ Chaim Ozer Gorelick
6) R’ Wulliger
7) R’ Shmuel Ismach (R’ Kalman’s son-in-law)
8) R’ Shimon Epstein (R’ Kalman’s son)
9) Another grandson (Morduchowitz)
(Photos by Shimon Gifter & Hillel Engel)