Fire In Home In Chestnut Ridge Near Monsey, Sifrei Torah Rescued From Small Shul [VIDEOS & PHOTOS]

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A fire broke out in the basement of a home in Chestnut Ridge, Wednesday morning.

The fire department was on the scene at around 10:00AM at 4 Wannamaker Court, after receiving calls of a working structure fire.

The first floor of the home has a Shul inside. All the Sifrei Torah were B”H saved, and the fire was brought under control thanks to the fast response by the fire department.

There were no injuries reported.

The homeowner is Rabbi Benzion Klatzko, a well-known individual in the Kiruv movement. He is also the founder of Shabbat.com,  the world’s largest Jewish social network, helping people find Shabbos meals.

The Klatzko home once burned down before Pesach, and Rabbi Klatzko made the following video about that story:

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I think you meant lashon hara, since it is 100% true. But if you think that the integrity of geiruz is not ltoeles then you are violating לא תעמוד על דם רעך
    In this case רעך would encompass all of klal Yisrael ldorei doros.

    I’ll have to voice the truth through other means.

    The burden you choose to carry has no tikkun, so pray the end result isn’t disastrous

  2. Shimon: Instead of expressing some positive thoughts that the sifrei torah were saved and no one was hurt, you are whining that your defamatory post on R’ Klatzko was deleted?? Are you serious??