WATCH: Child Was Already Placed With The Niftarim, 4 Days Later He’s Home

The father of eleven-year-old Ze’ev Mordechai Kubetschick with Yirmi Klapholtz, the Hatzalah volunteer who refused to let his son die. (Photo: Srulik Wallis)

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As YWN reported, eleven-year-old Ze’ev Mordechai Kubetschick of Bnei Brak, who was seriously injured in the Meron disaster and was sedated and ventilated, has Baruch Hashem made a swift recovery and has already been released from the hospital.

A B’Chadrei Charedim report revealed the unbelievable story of how one Hatzalah volunteer’s refusal to give up on the boy’s life saved him from certain death.

A special conference was held on Monday night for Hatzalah volunteers and Ze’ev’s father came to the conference immediately after bringing his son home from the hospital.

The father came to thank Hatzalah and particularly the volunteer Yirmi Klapholtz, who saved his son, who had already been placed among the dead bodies. Klapholtz refused to give up on reviving him and his efforts ultimately saved the boy’s life, who as noted, was already released from the hospital on Monday, healthy and sound.

The father brought a moving letter that his son wrote, with a message that seems way beyond his years, and read it aloud to the volunteers:

“Thank you so much,” Ze’ev wrote. “Because you were the shaliach of Hakadosh Baruch Hu to save my life, in your zechus, Hashem will help me to have children and grandchildren and it’s all in your zechus. And thank you so much that although your friends gave up on me, you didn’t give up, and in your zechus Hakadosh Baruch Hu helped that I’m now healthy!”

“And in this zechus, Hakadosh Baruch Hu should help that children and grandchildren should be born to you, talmidei chachamim, baalei maasim tovim, Amen.”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Why did the head of Hatzlah at the scene of the tragedy tell the Hatzlah volunteers not to do CPR on those pulled out first? The volunteers stood there with their hands tied behind their back. At least one had seichel to do the right thing and BH this is the result. Someone I know was without a pulse for 40 minutes until they revived him. A week later he was home. There is always a chance.