Monday, January 30, 2006

First Hand Report

Jake from Jerusalem writes:

I went to the funeral today.

Reports on TV estimated 200,000 to over 300,000 people attended.
I was there only for part of the Hespedim; the funeral procession seemed dangerously crowded. I started but the mass crush scared me so I gave up; many others did the same.

In the Hesped, someone said that HaRav Kadoori got a Brocho for Arichut Yamim from the Ben Ish Chai in Iraq.
Maybe I missed something... You know the timelines better than I do.

HaRav Kadoori was estimated at being between 106-112 years old. He was quite close with Shas and HaRav Ovadia.