Rabbi Elazar Menachem Man Shach

Torah Sage Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv Dies In Israel At 102


In an age of sound bites and celebrity seekers, Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, who died Wednesday at age 102, represented a world apart.

The head of the Lithuanian haredi Orthodox community in Israel, Elyashiv was a Torah sage who shunned the limelight, dedicating himself single-mindedly to the pursuit of Torah study.

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