BDE: Two IDF Soldiers Killed in Hizbullah Attack
16:25: It is now permitted to report that two IDF soldiers were killed in the Hizbullah rocket attack that struck an IDF vehicle near the northern border.
One of the fallen was a company commander and the second a soldier seated at his side. Their identities to be announced when cleared by the IDF Spokesman.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
BORUCH DAYAN HAEMMES: Petira of Hagon HaRav Chaim Epstein ZATZAL; Rosh Yeshiva Zichron Melech [UPDATED 4:00PM]
YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Hagon HaRav Chaim Epstein ZATZAL, the Rosh Yeshiva of Zichron Melech in Brooklyn. He was 79 years old.
One of the leading Gedolim in the United States, HaRav Epstein is one of the most prominent talmidim of Hagon Harav Ahron Kotler, ZATZAL. He served as Rosh Yeshivah for over 42 years, in which time he taught thousands of talmidim. In addition to his expertise as a maggid shiur, HaRav Epstein is renowned for his impassioned mussar ...
TRAGEDY IN THE CATSKILLS: Two-Year-Old Child Drowns In Bathtub R"L
A 2-year-old child R"L drowned in a bathtub in the Catskills Tuesday morning. Sources tell YWN that the incident happened in Loch Sheldrake around 11:00AM. The child was rushed to Catskill Regional Medical Center where he was R"L pronounced dead. The family is reportedly from out of town who had traveled to a winterized home in the Catskills for vacation.
Misaskim is working with the local Coroner, the Sullivan County Sheriff Department and the NY State Police to ensure proper Kavod HaNiftar ...
TRAGEDY: R' Dovid Winiarz Z"L Of Staten Island R"L Killed In 'Ice-Storm Crash' In Maryland
The Staten Island Frum community of Willowbrook is in shock Sunday morning, upon learning of the tragic Petira of Reb Dovid Winiarz Z"L. As YWN had reported earlier, R' Dovid was involved in a serious crash in Maryland early Sunday morning, during the ice storm which paralyzed the tri-state area.
A Misaskim spokesperson tells YWN that the accident happened on Route 23 and High Point Road in Hartford Maryland. Three other occupants of the vehicle - reportedly all residents of New Jersey - ...
Levaya Of Hagon HaRav Hillel Zaks ZATZAL; Rosh HaYeshiva Knesses HaGedolah
Baruch Dayan Emmes – Rosh Yeshivas Knesses HaGedola in Kiryat Sefer (Chevron), HaGaon HaRav Hillel Zaks ZT”L was niftar on Tuesday 22 Teves at the age of 85. The Rosh Yeshiva collapsed earlier in the week in his home and was transported to Mayanei HaYeshua Hospital in Bnei Brak in serious condition.
Since his arrival at Mayanei HaYeshua Hospital doctors battled to stabilize his condition. His condition began deteriorating on Tuesday, and his family was summoned to his bedside.
Levaya Arrangements for French Terror Attack Kedoshim HY"D
Minister Limor Livnat on Sunday evening 20 Teves, at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, chaired a special meeting, with the participation of all relevant bodies (including - inter alia - the Cabinet Secretariat, the Foreign Ministry, the Defense Ministry, the Finance Ministry, the Interior Ministry, the Religious Services Ministry, the Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs Ministry, the Airports Authority, the Israel Police, the Jewish Agency, the President’s Residence, the National ...
Names of the Four French Terror Victims HY"D
French Jewish community officials released the names of the four victims of the erev Shabbos terrorist attack in the kosher grocery store eastern Paris.
The victims HY”D were members of the local Jewish community. They are identified as:
1. Yoav Hattab, 21, son of the Chief Rabbi of Tunis
2. Philippe Braham, in his 40s
3. Yohan Cohen, 22
4. Francois-Michel Saada, in his 60s
Organizers announced a silent march against terrorist will take place in France on Sunday, 20 Teves. They ...
TRAGEDY: Elderly Couple Struck By Vehicle In Boro Park; 83-Year-Old Husband Niftar
An elderly couple hit by a car while crossing a Boro Park street has R"L left the husband dead, and the wife with serious injuries.
The accident happened around 10:00PM on Monday night, at the intersection of 12th Avenue and 40th Street.
The couple, who are from Elizabeth NJ and were visiting the area for a Simcha, were transported to the hospital by Boro Park Hatzolah. The husband was taken to Kings County Trauma Center, and the wife was taken to Lutheran Trauma Center. Unfortunately, ...
Boro Park Man R"L Dies Of Heart Attack Following MVA On Ocean Parkway And Ditmas Ave [UPDATED]
There has been tragic accident on Ocean Parkway Monday morning, and the NYPD was on the scene investigating.
The accident happened around 10:00AM, at the intersection of Ocean Parkway and Ditmas Avenue. A police source tells YWN that there were four vehicles involved in the crash. A driver of one of the vehicles, a 66-year-old resident of Boro Park, was injured in the crash. He was was talking to EMS personnel when they arrived, but suddenly he reportedly went into cardiac arrest. He was ...
Shas Mourns Rebitzen Shulmit Hemmed A"H - Sister Of HaRav Shalom Cohen
Shas’ Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael mourns the petira of Rebitzen Shulmit Hemmed ob”m, sister of HaGaon HaRav Shalom Cohen Shlita, head of the Torah Council. The nifteres was also the mother of HaRav Yaakov Hemmed of Dimona, a former CEO of the Shas affiliated Mayan Chinuch education network.
The nifteres was known as a big baalas chessed. Her husband is Mekubal HaGaon Rav Eliyahu Hemmed, the chazon in Yeshivat Nahar Shalom headed by Mekubal Rav Binayahu Shmueli Shlita, and considered among ...
TRAGEDY IN LAKEWOOD: 2-Year-Old Child Niftar After Being Struck By Vehicle At Forest Park
YWN regrets to inform you that the 2-year-old child who was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle earlier this afternoon, has R"L been Niftar. Her name is Batsheva Esther Wolfson.
The accident happened around 2:15PM Wednesday afternoon at the Forest Park Development - just off Pine Street.
Lakewood Hatzolah Paramedics rushed to the scene, and transported the toddler to the Jersey Shore Trauma Center in critical condition. She was unfortunately Niftar a short while ago from ...
Identities Released Of The Breslov Bochrim Killed in the MVA in Holland
The two Breslov chassidim who were R”L killed in a motor vehicle accident in Amsterdam have been identified as Shmuel Langelban, 19, a citizen of the United States who was living in Yerushalayim and 16-year-old Nosson Druk, a resident of Yerushalayim.
The vehicle they were traveling in was heading from London to Amsterdam as they were members of the Shuvu Banim kehilla and were going to visit with their rebbe, Rabbi Eliezer Berland Shlita.
Two other chassidim, Israeli residents, ...
Two 'Shuvu Banim' Breslov Bochrim R"L Killed In MVA In Holland
According to reports reaching Israel on Wednesday, 18 Kislev, four Breslov Chassidim affiliated with the Shuvu Banim community were involved in a serious vehicular accident in Holland resulting in two deaths R"L. The two survivors are listed in critical condition in a local hospital. Three of the occupants are residents of Israel and the fourth lives in the USA.
It appears their vehicle was traveling from London to Holland and hit a tree for reasons that are unknown at the time of this ...
Boro Park: Levaya Details For 10-Year-Old Blima Friedman A"H - Driver Arrested By NYPD - Tehillim Name For Mother
The child who was R"L killed in last nights horrific tragedy in Boro Park has been named as of 10-year-old Blima Friedman Z"L. Misaskim tells YWN that the Levaya will take place on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30PM at Shomrei Hadas Chapels. The Kevura will be at Floral Park in New Jersey.
As YWN reported, Blima was crossing a street with her mother on Tuesday night at 18th Avenue and 60th Street, when they were struck by a vehicle. They were briefly pinned under the vehicle, and Hatzolah along ...
Petira Of Rebbitzen Fruma Elyashiv A"H, Wife Of HaRav Shlomo Elyashiv Shlita
Rebbitzen Fruma Elyashiv A"H was niftar in Yerushalayim on Sunday night the eve of 2 Kislev at the age of 78. The nifteres was the wife of Rav Shlomo Elyashiv Shlita, the eldest child of HaGaon HaRav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv ZT”L ZY”A.
The nifteres was born in Yerushalayim in in 5696 on 12 Sivan to HaGaon HaRav Tanchum Dunin of Haifa. She stood at the side of her husband Rav Shlomo, who is in need of Rachmei Shomayim.
Family members explain she was routinely moser nefesh for acts of ...
Baruch Dayan Emmes: HaRav Eliyahu Zalmanovich ZT"L
HaGaon HaRav Eliyahu Zalmanovich ZT”L was niftar in Laniado Hospital on Monday 2 Kislev at the age of 68. He was a son of the former Chief Rabbi of Akko Rabbi Yisrael Aryeh ZT”L, known as the elder in the Sanz Chassidic court.
He was married to a daughter of the Rebi Baruch of Gerlitz and lived in Shikun 5 in Bnei Brak, where he served as a rosh kollel for a Sanzer kollel of avreichim.
He took ill a number of months ago and on Monday, his condition took a sharp turn for the worse. He ...