BD”E Rav Yisroel Avrohom Portugal ztz”l, the Skulener Rebbe

02 Apr 2019

The Skulener Rebbe, HaGaon HaRav Yisroel Avrohom Portugal ztz”l has passed away at the age of 95. The Rebbe passed away Monday afternoon at John Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore after being hospitalized there for nearly two months.

The funeral was held on Tuesday morning at the Skulener Bais Medrash in Boro Park with tens of thousands in attendance, largely from Boro Park, Williamsburg, Flatbush and Lakewood. The burial was held at the Vishnitzer Bais Hakvaros in Monsey which also drew a massive crowd, including large contingents from Kiryas Joel, Monsey and New Square.

Eulogies were delivered by the Rebbe’s oldest son, Rav Yeshaya Yaakov, who is Rov at the Skulener Bais Medrash in Montreal, and by Rav Shimon Yoel Weinberger, a son-in-law of the Rebbe, who serves as the Dayan of the Skulener community in Williamsburg.

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