100,000 Hasidic Jews took to the streets of BrooklynBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/100000-hasidic-jews-took-to-the-streets-of-brooklyn
Crowds of Hasidim gathered for the funeral of the 95-year-old Skulyan Rebbe, Isrul-Avrum Portugal, who died on Monday. Approximately 100,000 people gathered in Brooklyn to honor the memory of the most famous rabbi of our time, who survived the Holocaust and despised the Internet. By the way, the participants of the funeral procession were forbidden to use mobile phones, because the Rebbe would not like it.
See photos from the crowded funeral of the Great Rabbi and find out who the favorite teacher of the Hasidic Jews was in our material. Many Hasidic Jews gathered on the streets of Brooklyn to honor the memory of the famous rabbi. The pandemonium on the streets led to scuffles and conflicts, during which two policemen were injured. Helicopter footage makes it clear that about 100 thousand Hasidim gathered to pay tribute to the Jewish religious leader.
Huge crowds of people in black can be seen in photographs taken in Boro Park during the farewell ceremony with the Skulyan Rebbe, Isrul-Avrum Portugal, who died at the age of 95.
The famous teacher survived imprisonment in Nazi death camps and moved to the USA in 1960. He died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, surrounded by family on April 1.His body was transported from Baltimore to Brooklyn, which took a long time, so the religious leader was not buried according to the generally accepted Hasidic tradition, when the burial should take place on the day of death.Two policemen were injured during the Hasidic pandemonium. A drone hit one of them in the head, and a hearse ran over the other's leg and broke his knee.The Great Rabbi was against the Internet and television. In 2013, he became one of the organizers of the anti-Internet movement at City Field.During the funeral ceremony, they warned that those who have a smartphone with them cannot touch the rabbi's body or the coffin.Portuguese was born in Romania in 1924. He continued the work of his father, the Great Rabbi Eliezer Zusia Portugal (Rabbie Eliezer Zusia Portugal) a family of Hasidic Skulens was scurrying around and headed this dynasty in 1982. Both men lived in Bucharest during World War II and moved to the United States in 1960. They are said to have been in prison for teaching Torah and helping Jewish children.The religious leader was revered by hundreds of thousands of Hasidic Jews around the world. He inspired many and taught a righteous life by his example.The Portuguese's wife, Reisel, died back in 2005. They had eight children, the eldest of whom, Yeshaya Yaakov Portugal, would succeed his father and lead the family.The funeral of the religious leader, who was an example for hundreds of thousands of orthodox Hasidim around the world, could not go unnoticed. The last tribute to the memory of the Great Rabbi was paid in full, and the streets of Brooklyn will long remember the huge flow of mournful Jews who saw off their teacher.