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 ...
Petira of HaGaon HaRav Yehuda Aryeh Treger ZATZAL; Son In Law of Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach ZATZAL
Baruch Dayan HaEmmes – HaGaon HaRav Yehuda Aryeh Treger, Rosh Yeshivas Chafetz Chaim Antwerp and son-in-law of HaGaon HaRav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach ZT”L ZY”A, was niftar at the age of 81. He was known as the Antwerp Rosh Yeshiva.
Rav Treger traveled to the United States for treatment for his difficult illness about a half year ago. During his illness the Machzikei Hadas Beis Din called on its tzibur to be mispallel for the rav daily. He was niftar in the USA.
As a young man he ...
Petira Of HaGaon HaRav Chaim Shaul Greinaman ZATZAL
Despite the unseasonably cold weather and rains, thousands are expected to take part in the Sunday morning 23 Nissan levaya of HaGaon HaRav Chaim Shaul Greinaman ZT”L in Bnei Brak. The Torah giant was niftar suddenly on Shabbos at the age of 89.
The levaya is set to get underway at 11:00. Police on motzei Shabbos consulted with organizers of the levaya to make sure the tragic events that occurred during the recent levaya of HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Halevy Wosner ZT”L are not repeated. Two ...
Tragic Petira Of Chosson Baruch Yitzchak Samet – Second Victim from R' Wosner's Levaya
Baruch Dayan Emmes - 18-year-old Baruch Yitzchak Samet was niftar earlier this morning from his massive injuries sustained during the levaya of HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Halevy Wosner ZT”L. The young chosson was scheduled to go to the chupah in the coming months. He succumbed to his massive injuries sustained during the Gadol Hador’s levaya when many were trampled by the crowd. He is a cousin to R’ Avrohom Wallis HY”D, also from the Toldos Aaron kehilla, killed this past summer in a tractor ...
Petira of Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Lod Rav Chaim Hadad ZTL
During Pesach the Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Lod was niftar in a Jerusalem Hotel. HaGaon HaRav Chaim Hadad ZT”L, 77, was niftar during his stay with family in a Jerusalem hotel.
It is reported he did not have any preexisting illness. During yomtov he complained of not feeling well. EMS efforts to save his life were unsuccessful.
The rav was a resident of Lod since making aliyah as a young man. The levaya began on Tuesday afternoon 18 Nissan. Kvura was in the Old Lod Cemetery.
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Thousands Attend Levaya Of Yungerman Trampled to Death at Rav Wosner's Levaya
The levaya for 27-year-old R’ Mordechai Gerber z”l was held on Sunday, the first day of Chol Hamoed Pesach in his home community of Elad at 13:00.
Thousands were on hand for the levaya of the young avreich who was trampled to death at the motzei Shabbos levaya of HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Halevy Wosner ZT”L. He was heading down stairs of Yeshivas Chachmei Lublin in Bnei Brak when he was trampled to death R”L.
The levaya of R’ Moti began at 15:00 from his home on HaMeir Street in Elad, ...
BORUCH DAYAN HA'EMMES: HAGON HARAV SHMUEL HALEVI WOSNER ZATZAL - ONE OF THE POSKEI HADOR
Once again Klal Yisrael is faced with the bitter loss of one of the pillars of the generation, HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Halevy Wosner ZT”L, known for his vast authoritative grasp of halacha published as the Shevet Halevy. He was 101 years old.
Rav Wosner was hospitalized in Bnei Brak's Mayanei HaYeshua Hospital on Thursday night motzei Purim. Klal Yisroel around the globe was urged to be mispallel for the Torah giant as his condition took a turn for the worse.
His condition continued to ...