Thousands Attend Levaya Of Yungerman Trampled to Death at Rav Wosner’s Levaya

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gerThe 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, proceeding to Beis Medrash Khal Chassidim where he davened. The kvura was in the Segulah Cemetery in Petach Tikvah.

Rabbi Chaim Meir Halevy Wosner Shlita, who was appointed to succeed his father, took part in the levaya.

R’ Moti is survived by his wife and their 3-year-old son. Moti became an orphan at a young age. He opted to study in Yeshivas Chachmei Lublin and was respected for his outstanding midos. Rav Wosner ZT”L was mesader keddushin at his chupah. He worked as a repairman in a Talmid Torah Khal Chassidim in Elad to earn a parnasa.

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(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


9 COMMENTS

  1. From one tragedy to the next R”L

    In a time of non stop tragedies R”L

    In the middle of simchas Yom Tov of Pesach

    It pains me for such a horrific tragedyto occur. The Satan is working hard to destroy the simchas Yom Tov
    May we all do teshuva ASAP

    May his neshama have an aliya

  2. It could have been avoided if people thought, just even fleetingly, of others not just of themselves. The loss of Rav Wosner’s Torah is tragic for Am Yisroel but it is wrong to describe the death of a man over 100 years old as a tragedy. This young avreich’s killing is a real tragedy.

  3. Himmel Geshrei!!!
    There’s a major blame game going on now between organizers, mada and police… rav wosner was sick now for around a month. There was enough time to plan out and organize the levaya… but according to police they didn’t have a major plan in place. On the other hand, this avreich was orphaned from both parents at a very young age and with all this; according to sources was a very eidel and erlich person; and i guess hashem saw the bond he had to his rav and his own shleimus and took him back… beyond tragic. His wife who is sitting shiva sat shiva for her brother at the mumbai massacre..

  4. He has the face of an angel,so young and sweet,and what more can we say ,we are going through so many tragedies
    one after the other,it’s only a sign from shomayim that
    we have to improve and do teshuva.if i can put in my two sense ,that our yiddishkiet has become a herd mentality.
    there is no more individuality,if someone dosn’t fit into a box,he is thrown out of school. mesivta,shiddichim,we have to see every yid as a diamond to be polished,we are throwing away hashems children on to the streets,much to fast,with so many otd etc.by this levaya the herd mentality showed it’s head push and shove to get close to the aron ,where does it say you have to in it’s dalte amos of the niftar,we have to do what every one does,even if it dosn’t make no sense.trample on yenems kavod because he is a little diffrent then you!shidduch neh!his father is a rachmonos ,no money a shlepper!we need at least 4,000$ a month to sit and learn comfortably,rav wosner
    did not become a gadol that way!we have made our own religion,and hashem who sees every thing is going to exact payment for suffeting you cause his children,
    jewish religion should be changed the herd religion,
    given to you by the Jones next door!I have a lot more to say !we need to start loving indeviduality ,like the one who still comes with the plaid shirt!couldn’t find even one!am still looking!they tell me it’s bad for shidduchim!The abershter should help us get out of thid herd galus which is destryin our souls!

  5. Soooo sad but if we think how it must have happened-he probably toppled over and then as people were rushing didn’t see him and nebach got trampled. losing such a Gadol and the same time such a young avrech is just a major message

  6. Of course it’s מן השמים but the pushing & shoving that goes on at some of these large gatherings is disgusting and dangerous to the point that I vowed to myself a while back never to attend one of these type of gatherings.

  7. In my opinion this is more horrific and tragic than the Sassoon fire. Unfortunately fires are part of the world we live in. We try to safeguard ourselves and do everything we can to prevent fire but we can comprehend that in normal life, fires occur and cause death and damage. It’s NOT comprehensible that frum yidden are dying from pushing and shoving. This is NOT a normal part of our lives and it’s a very dark and low moment in Jewish history. Shame on us!