New York (Jan. 20)
Funeral services were held Sunday for Rabbi Solomon Levy, the former Grand Rabbi of Hust, Czechoslovakia, who died Saturday while conducting Shabat services in his synagogue in the Boro Park section of Brooklyn. He was 87 years old.
Levy, who founded Ohel Elimelech in Boro Park when he came to the United States in 1939, had been blind for the last 20 years. Nevertheless as cantor he continued to lead the cantorial services from memory every week at his synagogue, including on the High Holy Days, and to conduct a weekly lecture every Saturday.
Levy was born in Tosh, Hungary, where his father was the Grand Rabbi and married the daughter of the Grand Rabbi of Hust, where he himself later became the Grand Rabbi.