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Thousands attend funeral for leader of haredi Lithuanian sect

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Thousands attended the funeral for Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, leader of the haredi Lithuanian community, who died at the age of 100. Edelstein was spiritual leader of the Degel HaTorah political faction and head of the Ponovezh yeshiva in Bnei Brak. Prof. Benjamin Brown, of the Dept. of Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Israel Democracy Institute, spoke to KAN's Naomi Segal about Rabbi Edelstein. 

(Photo: Omer Fishman/Flash90. Inset: David Cohen/Flash90)

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