I must say that I was a bit surprised by the major amount of כבוד and coverage Reb Yankel ע"ה got upon his passing. Not chas vesholom that he didn't deserve it! farkert! It's just that by unz in Lubavitch we don't do grand levayas, don't do hespedim - which didn't happen here - and in today's day and age it's the big shluchim that get all the coverage. So it was nice to see. And to bring the niftar into shul I don't think was done by any other niftar other than by the Rabbeyim. So it raised some eyebrows, is all I'm saying. Reb Yankel was born in Chelm to a family of Radziner Chassidim and joined the Lubavitcher Yeshiva in Poking, Germany, where such legendary mashpiyim like Reb Nissen Nemenov and Reb Yisroel (Neveler) Levin led the Yeshiva. He had been teaching for some sixty years, and had been Rosh Yeshiva for some 50, ever since Reb Yisroel Grossman left to start the Karliner Yeshiva in the early 60s.
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