Rav Yosef Toledano ZT"L
Rabbi Yoseph Toledano, who led the Ateret Baruch congregation of Bnei Brak for many years, passed away, Thursday afternoon, at the age of 99. His funeral was scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m.
Toledano was the son of kabbalistic Rabbi Raphael Baruch Toledano and the uncle of recently-deceased Rabbi Nissim Toledano. He was known for his righteousness and teaching. One student called on the public to study Mishnayot and recite psalms on behalf of the rabbi's soul.
Rav Toledano was the son of Rav Refael Baruch Toledano ZT"L, the author of the Kitzur Shulhan Aruch Hashalem and the composer of the famous song Ashorer Shira.
Kikar notes that at the funeral of his nephew Rav Nissim Toledano 30 days ago, Rav Nissim was eulogized by his uncle Rav Yosef Toledano. While in tears, he remarked, "The Angel of Death made a mistake. They were supposed to take me and by mistake, they took Ribbi Nissim."
Update: Matzav adds:
Rav Toledano was renowned for his comprehensive shiurim and the inspiration he imparted to the masses. One of his popular shiurim was on the pirush of the Ohr Hachaim, on whose yahrtzeit he was niftar.