Levaya of Hagaon HaRav Moshe Yehuda Leib Landau ZATZAL, Chief Rabbi of Bnei Brak


YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of HaGaon HaRav Moshe Yehuda Leib Landau, the Chief Rabbi of Bnei Brak. He was 84. He was Niftar on Motzei Shabbos at Laniado Hospital in Netanya.

Rav Landau was known for operating the Badatz kashrus in the city as well as being unofficially appointed as the Rav of the city in 1986. His father, HaGaon HaRav Yaakov Landau ZT”L, preceded him as Rav of Bnei Brak.

A Levaya was held on Motzei Shabbos at Bais Medrash “Ohel Nechemia” in Netanya, and then proceeded to Bnai Brak, where a massive Levaya will be held on Sunday morning at 11:00AM in his Bais Medrash “Bais Yaakov” located on Yechezkel Street.

The Kevura will be on Har Hazeisim, where he will be buried next to his father.

In his Tzavah he requested that no women participate in his Levaya.

Boruch Dayan HaEmmes…

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  1. The Vilna Gaon was very stringent regarding women participating in levayos (i.e. going to a beis ha’kvaros) due to mazikin. Rav Pam advised his granddaughters, likewise, not to go to cemeteries. I assume this is the reason for Rav Landau’s request. He may also be concerned for ta’aruvos.

  2. Rav Landau Zt”l actually came from a Lubavitcher family, so it probably wasn’t because of the Gaon. It could possibly be minhag Chabad.
    Either way he was a great Gaon and we lost another giant.




  3. No, it is not minhag Chabad. There is a published letter from Lubavitcher Rebbe replying to a prominent Lubav Rov who suggested adopting this minhag, and the Rebbe replied that those who have this minhag should be respected, but it should not be introduced into Lubavitch.