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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #736 on: April 04, 2019, 06:56:18 AM »
If you can top 250k that Rav Moshe Feinstein had then we can talk...
my guess is Reb Moshe had more, but a friend of mine who was at Reb Moshe's levaya saw how that number was made up. There was a news van on one of the streets with a lady reporter who stayed in the van and she asked her assistant "John how many people do you think are here?", he took one look around and said 250K and thus was born the myth

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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #737 on: April 04, 2019, 07:48:33 AM »
my guess is Reb Moshe had more, but a friend of mine who was at Reb Moshe's levaya saw how that number was made up. There was a news van on one of the streets with a lady reporter who stayed in the van and she asked her assistant "John how many people do you think are here?", he took one look around and said 250K and thus was born the myth
Acc to wikipedia Funeral of Sholem Aleichem had 250k in NY in 1916.
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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #738 on: April 04, 2019, 08:08:05 AM »

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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #740 on: April 04, 2019, 10:13:05 AM »
Acc to wikipedia Funeral of Sholem Aleichem had 250k in NY in 1916.
So are we comparing now Gedolim to Lehavdil secular Kofrim who had a bigger Levaye?? OMG.
The discussion is what was the biggest Levaye of a Gudol in America.

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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #741 on: April 04, 2019, 10:14:40 AM »
And that's wikipedia's quoted source lol
I guess the assumption is that if the NYT says 100k it must've been 250k...

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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #742 on: April 04, 2019, 10:15:23 AM »
I guess the assumption is that if the NYT says 100k it must've been 250k...
If they say he died he must still be alive...

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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #743 on: April 04, 2019, 10:21:52 AM »
So are we comparing now Gedolim to Lehavdil secular Kofrim who had a bigger Levaye?? OMG.
The discussion is what was the biggest Levaye of a Gudol in America.
Actually no, haven't you been following? He only had 100k, so it wasn't bigger.

I guess the assumption is that if the NYT says 100k it must've been 250k...
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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #744 on: April 04, 2019, 10:24:42 AM »
I guess the assumption is that if the NYT says 100k it must've been 250k...
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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #745 on: April 04, 2019, 11:11:00 AM »
I would suggest R'Yaakov's funeral, but according to this it had a measly 20,000 people - https://www.jta.org/1986/03/12/archive/rav-yaakov-kamenetzky-dead-at-95

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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #746 on: April 05, 2019, 12:26:43 PM »
Didn't see this anywhere on the board but figured it should be posted anyways:

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Sgt-Zachary-Baumel-being-laid-to-rest-on-Mount-Herzl-in-Jerusalem-585780

Zachary Baumel Z"L 37 years late.

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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #747 on: April 05, 2019, 12:33:36 PM »
Didn't see this anywhere on the board but figured it should be posted anyways:

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Sgt-Zachary-Baumel-being-laid-to-rest-on-Mount-Herzl-in-Jerusalem-585780

Zachary Baumel Z"L 37 years late.

I can't believe it did not make it here either. What an incredible story - we davened for his return for years.

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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #748 on: April 05, 2019, 01:22:17 PM »
United award charts :'(
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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #749 on: April 05, 2019, 01:28:36 PM »
United award charts :'(
Lol.  When I saw this thread bumped, I was going to post that.
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