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PHOTOS: Maran Rav Shteinman Shlita Tearing Kriya

Among the hundreds of thousands attending the levaya of Maran Posek HaDor Maran Rav Elyashiv ZT”L was Maran HaGaon HaRav Aaron Leib Shteinman Shlita, who was present at the levaya for a number of hours. Alongside his vehicle was HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita [a son-in-law of the niftar zt”l], both given a police escort the entire time.

The two gedolim tore kriya on their left side reciting the bracha with Shem U’Malchus. Rav Shteinman asked Rav Kanievsky if he should recite the bracha with Hashem’s Name and Rav Kanievsky explained that at the time the Brisker ZT”L was niftar, his father the Steipler ZT”L instructed him to recite the bracha with Shem U’Malchus and as such, this is how they should act in this case, and so they did.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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