A tragedy R”L in Eretz Yisrael as a family returning from a yahrzeit event in southern Israel for the Baba Sali ZT”L was involved in an accident near Kibbutz Gavim, on Route 34.
The 18-month-old granddaughter of HaRav Shalom Arush, Feiga Chana A”H, was R”L killed in the crash. His son, Rav Shimon Arush is in serious condition as is his Rebbetzin.
Feiga Chana A”H was pronounced dead upon arrival in Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. Her father, 28, and mother, 25, are listed in serious condition as are two siblings, ages 4 and 6. A 50-year-old woman in another vehicle involved in the crash was killed too.
It is reported the family was heading home to Yerushalayim following the event. Magen David Adom paramedic Yossi Kitro reports it was a head-on collision. Paramedic Moshe Mor reported that five of the injured managed to extricate themselves from the twisted metal prior to their arrival. A number of persons were injured lightly.
Feige Chana, was laid to rest on Sunday, 5 Shevat. The levaya began in Shamgar and kvura was in Har HaZeisim.
Rav Arush’s son, Rav Shimon, remains in serious condition and his rebitzen, who is pregnant, was listed as moderate.
Police are investigating the accident.
Please be Mispallel for:
Shimon Machluf ben Miriam Varda
Daniela bas Zehava
Nachman ben Daniela
Miriam Bas Daniela
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)