Rav Gershon Edelstein Serves as Baal Tokeia for 68th Straight Year


rav-gershon-edelsteinRav Yerachmiel Gershon Edelstein, rosh yeshiva of Ponovezh Yeshiva of Bnei Brak, once again served as the baal tokeia at the main minyan in the Ohel Kedoshim bais medrash of the yeshiva on Rosh Hashanah. Rav Gershon served as baal tokeia for an astounding 68th straight year.

The makrei for tekias shofar was the rosh yeshiva, Rav Berel Povarsky.

Davening at the yeshiva on both days concluded at about 2:45 p.m.

One of the senior roshei yeshivos of our time, Rav Gershon, who was one of the first talmidim of the Ponovezh Yeshiva and later became rosh yeshiva of the very same yeshiva, is 89 years old and serves as a member of the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. Please stop posting these articles that bring ayin hara to our gedolim. We have lost more than enough. No NEED to post such news. Why do you have to write all of the gedolim’s age?