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Petirah of 6-Year-Old Rafael Elisha Meir Cohen A"H, Child Who Had 100,000 Sign Whitehouse Petition On His Behalf

Petirah of 6-Year-Old Rafael Elisha Meir Cohen A
Rafael Elisha Meir Cohen, the 6 year old child from Texas, who had 100,000 sign a petition on his behalf, was R"L Niftar this morning. Rafael Elisha illness prompted Tefillos from thousands around the globe, but he was unfortunately Niftar today at Columbia Hospital. A White House petition by over 100,000 people last year was signed in hopes of getting the boy a last-resort therapy pulled by the FDA in 2012, but the petition unfortunately fell on deaf ears. Levaya details will be ...
(20 opinions  |   April 17 )

Man Stabbed to Death in a Tzfas Shul

Man Stabbed to Death in a Tzfas Shul
In a tragic event, a machlokes between three people in the “Macharov” (מכארוב) Shul on Bar Yochai Street in Tzfas ended up in a fatal stabbing. When EMS personnel arrived they found a man in his 50s bleeding to death from stab wounds. The attacker is described as a homeless man in his 30s, wearing a black yarmulke. The victim was in traumatic cardiac arrest and resuscitation began as he was prepared for transport. He was pronounced dead in Ziff Hospital. Reports from the scene ...
(5 opinions  |   April 13 )

Rav Chaim Mordechai Levin Z"L

Rav Chaim Mordechai Levin Z
Rav Chaim Mordechai Levin z”l was 37, a son of HaGaon HaRav Avraham Dov Levin, Av Beis Din of the Yerushalayim’s Monetary Beis Din. The niftar was wrapped in a tallis on erev Shabbos HaGadol 5774 in Yeshivas Chaim Ozer, niftar after a difficult illness during which he endured much suffering. He was admitted for a prolonged period of time to Bnei Brak’s Mayanei HaYeshua Hospital. The levaya began on Friday morning from the Lederman Shul in Bnei Brak. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
(Add your opinion  |   April 11 )

Chareidi Teen Killed in Highway 6 MVA R"L

Chareidi Teen Killed in Highway 6 MVA R
The news spread early in the morning of Wednesday, 9 Nissan 5774 in the community of Elad. 18-year-old Ephraim Shimron Ariel z”l was killed in a fatal crash that occurred during the night on Highway 6. The niftar was the son of Elad security officer Uzi Ariel. The fatal crash occurred shortly after midnight near the Sorek Interchange. Another talmid yeshiva was involved in the crash, and is listed in light condition in a local hospital. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
(Add your opinion  |   April 09 )

Levaya Of Rav Chaninah Nadoff Z"L

Levaya Of Rav Chaninah Nadoff Z
YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of HaRav Chaninah Nadoff Z"L, a longtime Magid Shiur in Yeshiva of Spring Valley, and from the Chashuvim of Monsey. He was the Baal Tefillah in the Philadelphia Yeshiva on Yomim Noraim for many years, until he became unwell a few years ago. He leaves behind a family, children and grandchildren, all following in his ways of Torah and Chessed. The Levaya will take place Sunday, 2:00PM, at Yeshiva of Spring Valley Boys building, on College Rd. the kevura ...
(3 opinions  |   April 05 )

VIDEOS & PHOTOS: Petira Of Famed Chazan David Werdyger Z"L, Father Of Mordechai Ben David [LEVAYA TIME ADDED]

VIDEOS & PHOTOS: Petira Of Famed Chazan David Werdyger Z
[VIDEOS & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of the famed Chazzan, Reb David Werdyger Z"L, considered one of the pioneers of 20-century Jewish music, and the father of the world-famous Mordechai Ben David. Reb David Werdyger was born on October 30, 1919 in Poland. A Holocaust survivor who was incarcerated in several Nazi concentration camps, including the factory run by Oskar Schindler, Reb David moved to Brooklyn, New York after World War II and began ...
(9 opinions  |   April 02 )

Tragedy: Resident Of Queens R"L Struck & Killed On NJ Turnpike

Tragedy: Resident Of Queens R
YWN regrets to inform you of the tragic Petira of Yitzchok David Schwartz Z"L (60), a resident of Queens, NY, who was who was struck on the shoulder of the New Jersey Turnpike northbound express lanes Tuesday afternoon. Sources tell YWN that the victim was standing next to a vehicle that had been pulled over to the shoulder but police said they did not know why it was there. The tractor-trailer was from Indiana. The accident, which occurred at 1:14PM, shut down all of the northbound ...
(1 opinions  |   April 01 )

Chief Rabbi Of Iran Passes Away Over Shabbos

Chief Rabbi Of Iran Passes Away Over Shabbos
Iran’s Chief Rabbi, Chacham Yosef Hamadani Cohen ZATZAL, has died over Shabbos.  His Levaya and Kevurah were held on Sunday. He led the community since 1994. The late chief rabbi’s nephew, who shares a name with his uncle, Rabbi Yosef Hamadani Cohen, told the Times of Israel that he was ill for the past few years. “He suffered, he didn’t leave the house, until sadly, he died,” he said. It was unknown who was going to replace him as Chief rabbi. Despite the tense ...
(3 opinions  |   March 30 )

Levaya Information For Peretz Sontag, Missing For Past Week [UPDATED]

Levaya Information For Peretz Sontag, Missing For Past Week [UPDATED]
[LEVAYA DETAILS UPDATED IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] YWN regrets to inform you of the passing of Peretz Sontag Z"L, who was found unresponsive on Sunday afternoon. Thousands of dedicated volunteers from Hatzolah, Chaveirim, Shomrim, as well as members of the Ramapo Police, New York State Police and other agencies had been searching for him for more than a week. YWN first published the information on Purim morning, after being contacted by Rockland Hatzolah as well as family members. As the days ...
(11 opinions  |   March 24 )

Baruch Dayan Emmes: Bichkov Rebbe ZT"L

Baruch Dayan Emmes: Bichkov Rebbe ZT
HaRav Zeida Shmuel Rosenbaum, the Bichkov (ביטשקוב) Rebbe ZT”L was niftar in Yaffo on Sunday morning, 21 Adar II at about 10:15. The morning the rebbe was not feeling well and he collapsed. The rebbe was admitted to the hospital on numerous occasions in recent years due to difficulty breathing, which he suffered from chronically. The rebbe’s beis medrash was a central locale for all city residents seeking spiritual nourishment, attracting mispallalim from all walks of life. ...
(4 opinions  |   March 23 )

Jerusalem Toddler Found Dead on Shabbos Morning R"L

Jerusalem Toddler Found Dead on Shabbos Morning R
Another tragedy in Yerushalayim, this time involving a 3-year-old boy whose lifeless body was found Shabbos morning r”l. Ichud Hatzalah reports they were called to Toras M’Tzion Street in the capital and found the child in cardiac arrest. Prolonged advanced life support resuscitation was performed but paramedics were left with no choice but to pronounce him dead. Family members explain the child a day earlier complained that he was not feeling well. He was running a high fever. They took ...
(5 opinions  |   March 22 )

Levaya Of Mrs. Miriam Lubling; Founder Of Rivkah Laufer Bikur Cholim

Levaya Of Mrs. Miriam Lubling; Founder Of Rivkah Laufer Bikur Cholim
YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Mrs. Miriam Lubling, who has been helping sick people find doctors for more than 40 years, and was the founder of Rivkah Laufer Bikur Cholim. Mrs. Lubling arranged the first Bikur Cholim room in any hospital in New York, and literally set the standard for every Bikur Cholim which was started. Her Levaya will be held at Shomrei HaDas Chapels in Boro Park, at 38th Street and 14th Avenue at 1:00PM. Mrs. Lubling escaped Poland in 1939 at the ...
(7 opinions  |   March 20 )

Petira Of Hagon HaRav Yosef Levi ZATZAL; Mechaber Seforim 'Minhag Yisroel Torah'

Petira Of Hagon HaRav Yosef Levi ZATZAL; Mechaber Seforim 'Minhag Yisroel Torah'
YWN regrets to inform you of the sudden Petira of Hagon HaRav Yosef Levi ZATZAL, the Mechaber of  the multi-volume "Minhag Yisroel Torah", which can be found in Batei Midrashim and homes around the world. Rav Levi caught pneumonia on Purim and was sent to the hospital. Unfortunately, his condition deteriorated rapidly, and was Niftar on Tuesday morning at the age of 52.  He leaves behind an Almana, and 11 children, 4 of them not yet married. The Levaya will be held on Tuesday afternoon ...
(6 opinions  |   March 18 )

Passenger Dies on El AL Flight from LA to Tel Aviv

Passenger Dies on El AL Flight from LA to Tel Aviv
Passengers on board a flight 006 that took off on Thursday from Los Angeles to Israel on a Boeing 777 did not expect that the passenger who passed out would die on his way to Israel. After passing out in the terminal the man was checked by medical personnel and while they recommended that he remain behind, he insisted he was okay and was quite capable of flying. Following a three hour delay the flight took off for Israel. During the flight the man, 60, who identified himself as a doctor, ...
(21 opinions  |   March 16 )

Another SIDS Death in Yerushalayim R"L

Another SIDS Death in Yerushalayim R
Another case of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) was reported in Yerushalayim r”l during the predawn hours of Sunday, 14 Adar II. The incident occurred in a home on Avraham Stern Street. Ichud Hatzalah responders began CPR but resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful. Ichud Hatzalah reports that Deputy-Director of Schneider Children’s Hospital in Petach Tikvah Dr. Brown-Harlev explains that so-called “crib death” is a rare occurrence that involves a sudden unexplained death among ...
(2 opinions  |   March 16 )

LAKEWOOD HIT BY TWO TRAGEDIES ON EREV PURIM: Sudden Petira Of 9 Year-Old, And 38 Year-Old

LAKEWOOD HIT BY TWO TRAGEDIES ON EREV PURIM: Sudden Petira Of 9 Year-Old, And 38 Year-Old
YWN regrets to inform our readers of two tragedies which struck the Lakewood community on Erev Purim 5774. The first tragedy is the sudden Petira of 9-year-old Eliyahu Eliezer Raitzik Z"L, son of Reb Shabsi. Hatzolah rushed to the boy's home around 7:30 AM Friday morning when he failed to wake up. Resuscitation efforts by Hatzolah Paramedics were unfortunately unsuccessful. He was 4th grade student in Yeshivah Bais Aharon. The Levaya will be taking place at 3:30 PM this afternoon ...
(6 opinions  |   March 14 )

Baruch Dayan Emmes: Chabad Shaliach Rav Yisrael Baruch Butman Z"L

Baruch Dayan Emmes: Chabad Shaliach Rav Yisrael Baruch Butman Z
On motzei Shabbos the news spread of the petira of Rabbi Yisrael Butman z”l, the Chabad shaliach in Nahariya and head of the Oholei Yosef Yitzchok network of schools in Eretz Yisrael. The niftar was 56-years-old. The rav suffered a cardiac arrest last week from which he never regained consciousness. He is survived by Rebitzen Shifra and four children. The niftar, who was born in the United States, was the son of HaRav HaChossid HaRav Sholom Dov Ber Butman and Rebitzen, Devorah as well ...
(1 opinions  |   March 09 )