By COLlive reporter
Tens of thousands of people participated in a roving funeral for Rabbi Moshe Landa, Chief Rabbi of the frum Israeli city of Bnei Brak and the most prominent name in Kashrus.
Rabbi Landa, who was 83, passed away in the Laniado hospital in Netanya on Motzoei Shabbos, 24 Adar II, 5779, leaving behind an illustrious legacy of rabbanus and leadership.
Shortly after his passing, the funeral procession began in Netanya with the Tzanzer Rebbe giving a tearful eulogy and describing the impact that Rabbi Landa had on the Jewish world and the Kashrus agencies.
From there the procession continued to the shul that he led, “Bais Yaakov”, named after his own father and predecessor, on Yechezkel Street at the entrance of the city of Bnei Brak. Streets were closed off by police as tens of thousands of people paid their respects.
The funeral then traveled to the village of Kfar Chabad where his aron was placed in the ‘zal’ learning hall of the Central Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch, where Rabbi Landa taught many students over his 23 years of teaching Gemara and Halacha.
The next stop was the Yeshiva Toras Emes Chabad in Jerusalem and from there to the burial at the Chabad section at the cemetery on Har Hazeisim near his father.
Video: Rabbi Landa’s Levaya in Bnei Brak
Video: The Levaya in Jerusalem on the way to burial in Har Hazeisim