3:00AM EST: Flatbush – YWN regrets to inform you of the tragic Petira of Moshe Berkowitz Z”L, a 25-year-old Yeshiva Bochur, who was R”L killed in a serious crash in Flatbush late Monday evening. Sources tell YWN that his vehicle was struck at a high rate of speed – possibly by a drunk driver. He was taken by Flatbush Hatzolah to Maimonides Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Misaskim volunteers were on the scene shortly after awaiting clearance from NYPD Investigators to perform their Avodas Hakodesh.
He is a Talmud at Yeshiva Ohr Yitzchok in Flatbush. His Rosh yeshiva, Rav Pinchos Wallerstein told YWN that Moshe Z”L spent every spare second he had learning in the Bais Medrash. he would walk across Flatbush on Shabbos, just to make sure not to miss a Tefillah in the Yeshiva.
His mother is currently in Eretz Yisroel, and is en route to the airport as of this posting to board a flight to New York.
The Levaya will been Wednesday morning at Yeshiva Ohr Yitzchok 1214 East 15 Street at 9:30AM.
PHOTO LINK: Click HERE for photos by Hillel Engel for YWN.