Police: Over 10,000 Attend Rav Chaim Epstein’s Levaya (PHOTOS)

Levaya Rav Chaim Epstein 1PHOTOS: A police official tells TLS approximately 12,000 people attended the Levaya of Harav Chaim Epstein Zatzal last night in Lakewood.

After the Batei Midrashim at BMG quickly filled up, the overflow crowds poured into the nearby parking lots and streets. The roads in the vicinity were shut, with multiple emergency personnel from Lakewood First Aid, EMS and Hatzolah on standby.

levaya rav epsteinBut despite the massive crowd, there were no reports of serious injuries during the approximately four hour Levaya.

Askonim credit the smoothness of the event to the well-oiled coordination and cooperation between the multiple different emergency agencies, including Police, Sheriff’s Officers, EMS, Lakewood First Aid, Chaveirim, LCSW and Misaskim.

levaya rav epstein new yorkThe bottom photo is of the Levaya in Brooklyn.



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  1. We must utilize that a Godol BiYisroel has been Nikvar in our midst.
    We now have a Makom Tefilah to be Mispalel at, as Tefilos are specialy accepted at Kivrei Tzadikim. Just imagine Minyonim of Tehillim, Yom Kippur Kotton, etc…, the great Yeshuos it will bring.
    Zichuso Yogein Oleinu.

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