BDE: HaRav Shmuel Meir Gelber ZATZAL
Baruch Dayan HaEmmes: Rav Shmuel Meir Gelber z”l, one of the prominent talmidim of HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Halevy Wosner ZT”L was niftar in Bnei Brak during the night (Thursday to Friday) of 2 Tammuz. He began studying together with the late posek hador at the age of 10 and throughout the years the connection between them increased as Rav Gelber became an integral aspect of the late Gadol Hador’s life.
The niftar arrived in Eretz Yisrael after the Holocaust together with his rebitzen and ...
Tragedy in Yerushalayim: 44-Year-Old Avreich is Suddenly Niftar
Avreich R’ Gil Arieli z”l, in his 40s, was niftar on Tuesday morning 22 Sivan. The niftar lived in the Ramat Eshkol neighborhood of the capital and was a member of the Ateres Shlomo Kollel.
EMS units were summoned to Ramat Eshkol after the avreich complained of chest pain at about 5:30 Tuesday morning. His condition deteriorated rapidly. EMS personnel began life-saving efforts after he went into cardiac arrest. At some point the physician present pronounced him dead on the scene. The ...
TRAGEDY IN MANCHESTER: Person Killed After Car Explodes In Prestwich
A person was R"L killed on Thursday, after the vehicle they were in exploded into a fireball in the Prestwich area of Manchester.
According to local reports, the vehicle was on Castle Hill Road when it exploded on Castle Hill Road near Bury Old Road.
Emergency personnel rushed to the scene after receiving multiple calls reporting the vehicle on fire.
Police release released a statement sa short while ago confirming they were called to Castle Hill Road just after 3:00PM.
Petira Of Oldest Son of Vishnitz Rebbe of Monsey - HaRav Pinchas Shalom Hager ZATZAL
YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of HaRav Pinchas Shalom Hager ZATZAL, the oldest son of the Vishnitz Rebbe of Monsey Shlita. He was 67 years old.
Rav Pinchas Shalom served as the Rov of the Vishnitz Monsey Kehilla in Boro Park, and ran the Kollelim, Yeshivos, and girls schools. He served as the Mesader Kedushin for just about every Vishnitzer Chasunah, and was deeply involved in the lives of the Mishpachos of the Vishnitz Monsey Kehilla.
Last month Rav Pinchas Shalom went to Mount ...
Tragedy: Yeshiva Bochur Drowns In Beit Zayit
After a number of hours of searching, the body of a talmid yeshiva who was swimming in Beit Zayit was recovered. A large police force accompanied by the IAF’s elite 669 Airborne search & rescue, fire department, Magen David Adom, Zaka and Ichud Hatzalah were involved the search for the talmid. A friend told authorities that he went swimming and he feared that he drowned in the muddy area.
The search went on for a number of hours and then the lifeless body was R"L found.
Australia: Jewish Doctor, Father Of Four Struck And Killed By Truck While Biking
A father-of-four was R"L killed while cycling in Sydney’s eastern suburbs early Thursday morning, AJN reports.
Henri Sueke Z"L, a doctor who had recently arrived to Australia from the UK with his young family, died after a collision involving a truck at Rose Bay. He was 36.
AJN reports that at around 7:45AM local time, emergency services were called to New South Head Road where Dr Sueke was trapped under the vehicle’s trailer near the intersection of Kent Road.
NSW Ambulance ...
Levaya Of Longtime Hatzolah Paramedic Binyom Greenspan Z"L To Be Held At Boro Park Hatzolah Garage Today
YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of longtime Hatzolah member R' Binyomin Greenspan, known to many by his Hatzolah Unit ID "RV-6".
As YWN reported, R' Binyomin suffered a cardiac arrest three weeks ago on Motzei Shabbos and was transported to Maimonides Hospital, where he remained in critical condition until his Petira over Shavuos.
R' Binyomin was a Hatzolah member and Paramedic for the past 30 years, saving countless lives. He lived in Boro Park, and was a teacher for many years ...
Bnei Brak: Fatal Drowning in a Mikvah
Ichud Hatzalah reported on Thursday morning 3 Sivan that a young man in his 20s drowned in a Bnei Brak mikvah on Breuer Street. When EMTs arrived on the scene they began CPR.
Ichud EMT Yair Amar explained “When I arrived on the scene, the young man was in cardiac arrest after he was found lifeless and pulled from the mikvah. We began CPR along with Magen David Adom paramedics and he was transported to Beilinson Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead”.
Police are investigating the ...
Levaya For Justin Zemser KIlled In Amtrak Crash WIll Be Friday Morning
The Levaya for United States Naval Academy Midshipman Justin (Avraham Yitzchak) Zemser Z"L will be held on Friday morning. The 21-year-old resident of Far Rockaway, Queens, was one of the eight victims in the Amtrak crash in Philadelphia this week.
Justin was studying at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and on his way back home. He was an only child.
The Achiezer Organization was responsible for preventing any autopsy, and arranged for the local medical examiner to ...
Mother of 10 Nifteres Due to Surgical Complications
Modi’in Illit resident and a mother of ten, Beila Weisenstern (בלהה ויסנשטרן) was niftar on Wednesday evening 24 Iyar as a result of complications during surgery. Something occurred during surgery that led to a rapid collapse of her bodily functions and surgeons were unable to reverse the process.
The nifteres worked as a marriage advisor and assisted many with shalom bayis issues. Many people traveled from afar to meet with her as she enjoyed much success in assisting ...
Elderly Man From NJ Killed In Maryland Crash
An 89-year-old Orthodox Jewish man died Sunday in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Baltimore, according to police.
At 11:54PM Sunday night, a serious crash was reported on I-95 north near mile marker 71.6, Maryland State Police said in a statement.
Abraham Fallas Z"L, 89, of Long Branch, N.J., was declared dead at the scene, according to the statement.
Fallas had been driving a 1998 Lexus LX north of exit 67/White Marsh Boulevard when his vehicle left the road for reasons ...
Nepal: Body Of Missing Israeli Or Assraf Located By Search And Rescue Crews
According to a statement released by the ZAKA Organization, the body of missing Israeli 22 year-old Or Assraf has been located.
Assraf was last seen in the Langtang area on Saturday in the hours before the quake.
After the devastating quake hit, his father flew with his friends and family to the Kathmandu area to personally assist in the search. Earlier today it was being reported that objects from Or's backpack were finally been found.
No further information has yet been ...
Levaya for Rebitzen Elisheva Kahanaman AH
Thousands of talmidim and alumni from Ponevezh Yeshiva took part in the Monday 8 Iyar levaya for Rebitzen Elisheva Kahanaman. The nifteres was the wife of Rabbi Eliezer Kahanaman Shlita. She suffered from a difficult illness over the past two decades.
Rav Kahanaman in his hesped mentioned the ongoing machlokes for control over the yeshiva, adding his rebitzen had good midos and ran from any kovod during her entire life. He added she once asked him to leave it all and walk away due to the ...
Passing Of Well-Known Gastroenterologist At Mount Sinai Hospital Dr. Shaul Gershon (Saul G.) Agus Z"L
YWN regrets to inform you of the passing of Dr. Agus who has played an integral role as a world renowned Gastroenterologist at Mount Sinai Hospital, for over 45 years. He had his private practice on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, and also practiced at ParCare Medical Center in Williamsburg.
Dr. Agus was a strong advocate for the JCCSG organization being a sounding board of advice, guidance, and affection, he saved countless lives, even in very difficult times when other doctors gave up and ...
Petira Of HaGaon HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein ZT"L - Leading Dati Leumi Posek, Son In Law Of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik
Baruch Dayan HaEmmes: HaGaon HaRav Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein ZT”L was niftar at the age of 81. The levaya will be held on Tuesday, 2 Iyar to permit family members to arrive in Eretz Yisrael.
The rav was a leading authority in the dati leumi community around the world. While he was born in France, he was raised in the United States. He was a talmid of both HaRav Yitzchak Hutner Z”TL and Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik ZT”L, eventually becoming his son-in-law.
In 1970, Rabbi Yehuda Amital ...
Mashgiach Injured in Matzah Factory Before Pesach is Niftar
The mashgiach who sustained serious injuries in a matzah factory before Pesach died of his massive injuries in Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikvah. The man, R’ Ofir Sharabi of Elad was crushed in a machine in the factory. He did on Sunday evening 23 Nissan at the age of 46.
As a result of the crushing injuries he sustained, a number of his major organs were severely compromised. Despite the efforts of a team of surgeons, they were unable to save him due to the extensive multi system trauma ...