WATCH: Thousands Attend Gaavad’s Levaya: Bittul Melacha, Mosdos Chinuch Closed [VIDEOS & PHOTOS[


The levaya of HaGaon HaRav Yitzchak Tuvia Weiss, z’tl, the Gaavad of the Eidah HaChareidis, who was niftar on Shabbos, began on Sunday morning from his home in the Givat Moshe neighborhood in Jerusalem.

Prior to the levaya, the Gaavad’s talmid, HaGaon HaRav Pinchas Breuer, appointed the Gaavad’s only son, HaGaon HaRav Shalom Zalman Weiss, as the Rav of the Gaavad’s Beis Medrash and the Nasi of the Kollel.

The Badatz Eidah HaChareidis announced a “bittul melacha” and ordered all stores along the route of the levaya to close their doors. All mosdos chinuch, yeshivos and kollelim affiliated with the Badatz throughout Israel were closed on Sunday and students, bochurim, and avreichim traveled to Yerushalayim for the levaya.

The thousands of aveilim accompanied the mitah from Rechov Givat Moshe to the Zupnik buildings of the Eidah HaChareidis near Kikar H’Shabbat, where hespedim were given by the members of the Badatz.

HaRaavad HaGaon HaRav Moshe Shternbuch is maspid from the car. (Photo: Shuki Lehrer)
HaGaon HaRav Meir Tzvi Bergman arrives at the levaya from Bnei Brak. (Yisrael Cohen Twitter)

Afterward, the levaya continued to Har HaZeisim, where the Gaavad was buried next to his wife, a’h.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Who’s succeeding the GAVE”d ? Is the Yeshihvha world Terribly heart broke n? Was the Grand Rabbi one of the Supportes of them ?
    Also hthe Grand Rebbe of Belz did he participte ? (after the speech of Y z Tannez or maybe thats afterwards

  2. What a tremendous loss for Klal Yisroel. I was zoche to spend much time with this Greta Gadol Zt”l. Someone who was extremely respectful of any Jew, someone that he himself was never into the look of a yid, as he himself had grandchildren with spodiks, streimel and many that were typical clean shaven Yeshivishe guys. He showed all respect with his legendary neiimus, calmness, class and a clear mind. Sar Gadol Nafal Beyisroel.

  3. Is it going to be R Sofer the son in law of the old Gaveed which was R Yisreol Moshe Dushinsky? They are looking for someone from chutz laeretz and he lives in Toronto.