Rabbi Haim Greinman dies, aged 89

The respected haredi leader Rabbi Haim Greinman died on Friday aged 89 and was buried in Bnei Brak on Sunday morning with tens of thousands of people present at his funeral procession despite heavy rain.

Greinman was born in Vilna and came with his family to Mandate Palestine in 1935, where he became a student of Rabbi Avraham Yeshaya Karelitz, known as the Hazon Ish, one of the leaders of the haredi community in the early state period.

Large numbers of police and emergency services personnel were present at the mass funeral procession which was coordinated with officers from the Gush Dan region in order to avoid the tragic consequences of the funeral for Rabbi Shmuel Wosner last week in which two people were killed and others badly injured.