The Rosh Yeshiva of the prestigious Ponovezh Yeshiva, Rabbi Haim Shlomo Leibowitz, passed away at age 83 in the Sheba Tel HaShomer hospital. He passed away in his hospital bed around 9 a.m. Saturday morning.
Rabbi Leibowitz was suffering from complications relating to a serious injury incurred several months ago, as well as pneumonia.
The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon. The procession will leave the Ponovezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak at noon.
Rabbi Leibowitz will be buried in the Har Hamenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem, BeHadrey Haredim reports.