On Wednesday afternoon at 4:46 p.m. Jerusalem time, 28 Av, the Posek HaDor Maran HaRav Yosef Sholom Eliashiv zt"l was niftar. The levaya was held Wednesday night and according to reports more than 400,000 mourners participated. He had been hospitalized since the middle of Shvat.
It is believed that HaRav Eliashiv was born on Rosh Chodesh Nisan, 5670. At his passing at the age of 102 he merited thousands of descendants.
We hope to provide a fuller report at a later date.