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Website Setup to Raise Much Needed Funds for the Search of Aaron Sofer

CaptureAs news of young Aaron Sofer’s disappearance in Israel and the subsequent, search goes international following a massive press conference in Lakewood, the situation grows more desperate by the hour.
Aharon Sofer is a yeshiva student from Lakewood, New Jersey, who went missing on Friday afternoon while walking with a friend in a wooded area in Jerusalem, where he was studying.
As the days go by and the clues as to his whereabouts remain nil, the search grows increasingly frantic. A fund has been set up to assist the family with the mounting costs associated with the extensive search. The funds will go toward the search, including RamKols (loudspeakers), buses transporting volunteers, printing costs of posters, and an award for any information leading to Aaron’s recovery.
In a heart wrenching video statement, Aaron’s mother Mrs. Chulda Sofer beseeched the public to do whatever they can to find her precious son, who was described by others as a kind and gentle soul and a diligent, devoted student. Please heed a mother’s anguished plea and do your part by assisting in the search effort with whatever means are at your disposal.

It is impossible to adequately underscore the urgency of the situation, as each passing day with no new information diminishes the chances of a positive outcome.
The time to act is now, before it is unfortunately too late.
The fund has been endorsed by Harav Chaim Kanievsky shlita and Harav Malkiel Kotler shlita. You can donate by visiting or by calling the hotline set up for this purpose at 732-901-0482 ext. 5


4 Responses

  1. The posters about a reward for finding him should be printed in arabic and hung up in all the Arab villages surrounding the Jerusalem forest as it is most likely he is there (if they haven’t yet transferred him). Additionally the cash amount must be raised substantially and include an airline ticket and a promise of safe assylum from the arab abductors who would surely seek the informants death. Understandably, the posters must include a clause that no reward would not be given to anyone actually involved in the Kidnapping under any circumstances.

  2. It’s terrible. We are davening for him and hope for yeshuos.
    What we don’t understand is why do we have to set up a fund to pay for the searching for a yid in Eretz Yisroel?! When Neftali Frankel, Eyal and Gilad Yashem Yemach Damam went missing, the government went into full gear searching for them and the family wasn’t charged a penny. So was the case in the search for an american 26 year old woman a year or so ago.
    Why now do we have to pay, because he’s chareidi?!

  3. This is very tragic. I’d like to suggest people refrain from quoting gedolim in situations like these. Last week there was an e-mail going around saying that one of the gedolim had said he was alive in an Arab Village. I don’t know if it’s true that this was said but either way given that it was actually an accident and he was found in the forest where he went missing, it’s probably better that this statement about what had been quoted had not been made.

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