Rabbi Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss, a prominent, ultra-Orthodox leader, died on Saturday in Jerusalem at the age of 95 after He had caught an infection earlier this year and was released from the hospital around a month ago, his condition deteriorated in recent days.
He was hospitalized in Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem medical center, where he was put on a ventilator and sedated until he passed away.
Weiss was a leader among anti-Zionist ultra-Orthodox factions and the head of the Eda Haredit group. He was known for his uncompromising efforts to enforce Shabbat restrictions and prevent the conscription of yeshiva students into the military.
His funeral was held on Sunday. Weiss, 95, was born in Slovakia, he was a community leader in Antwerp before taking on the leadership of the Eda Haredit group in 2004.
Eda Haredit is staunchly opposed to Zionism and its followers. refused to accept any state funding. It wields considerable influence through its Badatz kashrut certification, which is considered the gold standard by many in the ultra-Orthodox world, even among members of competing groups.
Members of the Eda Haredit have also engaged in demonstrations against the Israeli occupation forces and it’s so-called state, fighting with police and blocking roads in protest of the government’s draft policies.
With deep sorrow and pain tens of thousands of Anti-Zionist Jewish mourners, have attended today the funeral in #Jerusalem, of the Anti-Zionist Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Rabbi Yitzchok tuvia weiss, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 95 pic.twitter.com/R9Tw7sqqBT https://t.co/okIGHszhmf
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