Wednesday, April 26, 2006

R' Moshe Halberstam ***Niftar***

UPDATED 11:45 am Jpost: Rav Moshe Halberstam, a senior member of the Haredi Badatz (High Halachic Court) in Jerusalem, died at the age of 74 around noon Wednesday in the Bikur Holim hospital. He was hospitalized Wednesday morning with shortness of breath and chest pain. The funeral procession will leave Zufnuk Square, at 26 Strauss St., at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Rav Halberstam was head of the Jerusalem Hatzalah organization, a volunteer group that provides first-aid and ambulance services. My Israeli sources (currently at the Levaya) have informed me of a crowd of over 50,000 attending the Levaya. It started at Kikar Zupnick, then to Kikar Shabbos and has just left and is on the way to Har Hazeysim. All leading Rosh Yeshivas, Rabbonim, Admorim & Rebbes have attended. Boruch Dayan Emmes......
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