Rabbi Elazar Menachem Man Shach

Torah Sage Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv Dies In Israel At 102

07/17/2012 - 20:00

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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