BDE: Former Prisoner of Zion Mark Dimshitz
Former Prisoner of Zion Mark Dimshitz z”l was niftar at the age of 88. He was a Prisoner of Zion, a refusnik, one of the leading figures in the struggle of Soviet Jewry to immigrate to Israel.
Dimshitz, a Jewish pilot, was a leading player in 1970 hijacking conspiracy which became known as Operation Wedding. The 16 refusniks taking part planned to fly a plane from the USSR to the West on June 15, 1970. They hoped to escape the USSR and make their way to Israel. Their unsuccessful attempt ...
Tragedy In Bnei Brak: Man Falls to his Death on Rabbi Akiva Street
A chareidi man in his 30s man fell from an apartment building on Bnei Brak’s Rabbi Akiva Street at the corner of Kalish Street on Monday morning 9 Elul. While EMS personnel were on the scene immediately, beginning CPR, the man was pronounced dead at the scene. He sustained a fatal head injury.
He was identified as R' Shmuel Abba Deutsch Z"L, a member of the Satmar community.
He leaves behind a wife and two children, R"L.
Zaka was summoned to ensure kovod hameis.
(YWN – ...
40-Year-Old Avreich Bike Rider Struck And Killed by a Vehicle in Israel
A 40-year-old bike rider, an avreich, was R”L killed when struck by a car on Tuesday evening 3 Elul near Be’erot Yitzchak. Ichud Hatzalah reports responders from the Petach Tikvah branch worked to resuscitate the victim but he was pronounced dead following prolonged CPR.
Ichud Hatzalah paramedic Avi Marcus explains when he arrived the victim was already unconscious and in cardiac arrest.
The victims name was unavailable.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photos: News 24)
Tragedy Strikes Gerrer Community of Kiryat Gat - 3 Year old Child Niftar From Head Injury
Tragedy has hit the Gerrer Chassidic Court in Kiryat Gat. A three-year-old boy, Simcha Bunim Carmel z”l, who fell over the weekend and sustained a serious head injury, was R"L niftar. The child was a son to Rav Yisrael Carmel, a prominent member of the Gerrer community in Kiryat Gat and a son-in-law to HaRav HaChossid Shimon Yosef Rosenberg of Kiryat Herzog in Bnei Brak.
The incident occurred on erev Shabbos 30 Menachem Av when the child fell from a couch. Family members explained it ...
BDE: Chief Rabbi of Bat Yam Rabbi Yosef Bar-Shalom
Baruch Dayan Emmes: Bat Yam’s Chief Rabbi was niftar after a prolonged period of hospitalization in Mayanei HaYeshua Hospital in Bnei Brak.
Hospital officials on 2 Rosh Chodesh Elul announce that HaGaon HaRav Yosef Bar-Shalom ZT”L was niftar after a long illness. The rav’s condition deteriorated of late, and he was niftar on Sunday morning.
Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L appointed Rav Bar-Shalom to the position after HaGaon HaRav Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron Shlita left Bat Yam to ...
Tragedy in Eretz Yisrael: Child Killed In Multi-Vehicle MVA as Family Returns from Bein Hazmanim
A 3-year-old boy from Bnei Brak was R”L killed and his 2-year-old brother was seriously injured a short time ago in a vehicular accident as the family was returning from bein hazmanim vacation. The parents appear to be in moderate and light condition. The accident took place on Route 2 at the Sera Interchange.
A 3-year-old boy from Bnei Brak was killed in the accident and his 2-year-old brother was injured. Magen David Adom and Ichud Hatzalah operated at the scene. There is much confusion ...
TRAGEDY: Crash In Arizona Leaves Two Boro Park Girls Dead [UPDATED 4:50PM ET]
[EARLIER UPDATES IN EXTENDED ARTICLE]
UPDATE 4:00PM ET: Sources tell YWN that a private jet arranged by Eli Rowe of StatFlight has departed back for New York with the two Niftarim. Thanks to the work of many Askonim, the local coroner agreed to release the bodies right away to ensure that the funerals will be held as quickly as possible. Dedicated volunteers from Misaskim of Los Angeles drove one of their vehicles more than 500 miles to the scene where they did their Avodas Hakodesh.
Infant in Grave Condition Due to Heat is Niftar
Baruch Dayan HaEmmes.
The infant who was admitted to Ziff Hospital in Tzfas due to heat injury last week was niftar in the hospital. The family of the nifteres was traveling on vacation in the Hula Valley during the blistering heatwave. The father was admitted to the hospital in moderate condition and the baby girl’s condition was described as grave/life threatening as her core temperature was over 42 C (107.6 F). The child, Achinoam Meir z”l died early Shabbos morning after her vital ...
IDF Soldier Collapses and Dies During Visit to Yerushalayim Due to Heat
The heatwave in Eretz Yisrael R”L claimed another life, this time of an IDF soldier. The soldier was part of a group taking part in a tour of the Old City of Yerushalayim when he collapsed.
When the soldier arrived in the emergency room of Shaare Zedek Medical Center, his oral temperature was 42 C (107.6). Doctors fought to stabilize his condition while lowering his core temperature but despite their best efforts, he was pronounced dead later on.
The soldier has been identified as ...
9-Year-Old Chareidi Boy Niftar After Drowning in Swimming Pool In Northern Israel
A week into bein hazmanim and R”L another tragedy strikes the community as a 9-year-old chareidi boy from Yerushalayim died in a fatal drowning incident in a private pool in a northern area swimming pool. Police report the child, Moshe Bar-Shalom, was transported to an area hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.
The incident occurred in Moshav S’dei Alon, in the northern district. The child was transported to HaEmek Hospital in Afula. Tiveria police are investigating the fatal ...