Thousands Attend Funeral of Prominent Rabbi in Jerusalem

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Thousands of black-clad mourners attended the funeral of a prominent rabbi in Jerusalem on Sunday. Members of Israel's ultra-orthodox communities paid tribute to Rabbi Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss, a hardline leader who died on Saturday, aged 95. Weiss was considered the leader of the Haredi community which includes some extremist anti-Zionist ultra-Orthodox factions. Police blocked streets in Jerusalem to allow the crowd to attend the funeral procession. (Reuters) » Subscribe to VOA News: » Watch more VOA News video: Voice of America (VOA) is the largest U.S. international broadcaster, providing news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated weekly audience of 236.8 million people. VOA produces content for digital, television, and radio platforms. It is easily accessed via your mobile phone and on social media. It is also distributed by satellite, cable, FM and MW, and is carried on a network of approximately 3,000 affiliate stations. Since its creation in 1942, Voice of America has been committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the news and telling audiences the truth. Through World War II, the Cold War, the fight against global terrorism, and the struggle for freedom around the globe today, VOA exemplifies the principles of a free press. Connect with VOA News: » VISIT OUR WEBSITE: » LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: » FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: » FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:
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