Tuesday, June 28, 2011

You Can't Help But Be Impressed

I had the bad luck of driving by Bnei Brak this morning.  I say bad luck because due to the funeral of  Rabbi Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz Z"l I was stuck in traffic for a good half an hour. However one can't help but be impressed at the sheer masses that came out to honor him. There were buses as far as the eye can see and endless crowds of Yeshivah Boys walking in a tsnumi like manner.

 It is moments like these that you make you remember that there is something quite admirable in a community who's Celebrities are Torah Gedolim. One can't even think what non religious leader in Israel would get a similar turnout for his funeral. 

1 comment:

Baal Habos said...

You're right; no secular figure would. But I bet Sheik's and Imam's get those kind of funerals.