On Tuesday, the 25th of Iyar, hundreds of Jews, among them
residents of nearby Antwerp, journeyed to The Hague in the
Netherlands to pray beside the grave of HaRav Shaul Halevi,
former av beis din of The Hague.
HaRav Shaul Halevi presided as rav of the Jewish community of
Hague more than two hundred years ago. Together with his
famed brother-in-law, HaRav Shaul, av beis din of
Amsterdam, he raised the banner of Torah in the illustrious
Dutch kehillos of that time.
Similar trips to the grave of HaRav Shaul Halevi have been
organized for the last few years. These trips are headed by
HaRav Pinchos Avrohom Meyers, The Hague's current av beis
The Hague's departed rabbonim are buried in an ancient
cemetery, situated in the center of the city opposite the
International Court of Justice. The oldest grave is that of
HaRav Shlomo Zalman Luntstein, who was rav of The Hague over
300 years ago.
On this occasion, visitors to the cemetery were informed of
the forthcoming publication of the sefer, Binyan
Shaul. The sefer contains a remarkable compilation
of HaRav Shaul Halevi's divrei Torah as well as his
responsa and Torah letters, along with a biographical sketch
of HaRav Halevi, who had no children. The work was compiled
and edited by HaRav Pinchos Avrohom Meyers.