It is Rosh Chodesh Elul and many talmidim are returning to their limudim. Some however are not, continuing the search for missing Lakewood yeshiva bochur Aaron Sofer, 23 instead. Aaron disappeared on erev Shabbos in the Jerusalem Forest. The disappearance was reported to police at 18:00, before Shabbos, yet police did not call Zaka to begin a search until 01:45 in the morning.
The search on Tuesday is focusing on two areas, Pi Glilot in Givat Shaul and the Castle area of the forest near Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.
Volunteers will head out from 11 Nechemia Street in Yerushalayim.
According to persons involved in the search to date, he appears to have simply vanished without leaving a clue behind. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call 02-539-1520 or 100.
17:02: In a Twitter message, Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld adds “Background to disappearance unclear”.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)