Jerusalem Terror Victim’s Father: “The Bullet Went Through His Jaw”

Aharon Yehudah Imergen.

Aharon Yehudah Imergen, 26, was seriously injured in the terror attack a week ago as he was walking toward his kollel in the Jewish Quarter.

His father, Shmuel, told Chareidim10 that when Aharon arrived at Shaarei Tzedek he received six units of blood and underwent emergency surgery, which saved his life.

“If he would have arrived five minutes afterward, he would most likely not be alive,” he said. “He was shot six times – and Baruch Hashem, within three days he was no longer sedated and ventilated.”

However, Aharon faces a long period of rehabilitation, and meanwhile, the lives of his parents and his wife have been turned upside down. His parents live in Rechasim, a town in northern Israel, and dropped everything to sit by their son’s bedside in Jerusalem.

Shmuel told Arutz Sheva that his son remembers what happened but can’t talk about it right now because his jaw is locked. “He remembers everything. He is focused and centered but he can’t talk about it because his jaws are locked, because the bullet went through his jaw.”

Shmuel asked that the public continue davening for his son’s refuah.

“He needs a lot of tefillos for him to be able to get on his feet again, like he was before,” he said. “We need a Chanukah neis for him. Please daven for the refuah sheleimah of Aharon Yehuda ben Tova b’toch sha’ar cholei Yisrael.”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. FYI I was one of the first emt’s on the scene and both of them unfortunately were in similar predicaments and I have no idea how he survived but Baruch HaShem I can say it worked

  2. A Chabad tradition (dating to the holy Baal Shem Tov) says that everyone has his or her personal kapit’l of Tehillim, which is the person’s age plus one, corresponding to the year of life that person is now in. So Aharon Yehuda’s kapit’l is number 27, “L’Dovid Hashem Ori v’Yish’i”, and that would be a very appropriate kapit’l, among others, to say on his behalf.