Tragedy: 1 Dead and Dozens Injured at the Levaya of Maran R’ Wosner


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unnamed (3) (1)At the levaya for HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Halevy Wosner ZT”L, Ichud Hatzalah reports treating 113 victims including a young man who died of his massive injuries resulting from being crushed. Some of the injured were listed in critical condition and today, Sunday, 16 Nissan, one remains in critical condition.

After some two hours of CPR and advanced life support resuscitation efforts, avreich Mordechai Gerber z”l, 27, of Elad was niftar. Moti was a talmid of Rav Wosner. He learned in Yeshivas Chachmei Lublin.

Many tens of thousands of mourners took part in the levaya, including former talmidim from around Eretz Yisrael. In recent years he worked in the Khal Chassidim Talmid Torah in Elad and was highly regarded among the young mechanchem. He is survived by his young wife and a three-year-old boy.

The person in critical condition is an 18-year-old with severe head injuries who came back after CPR. In addition, there are two persons listed in serious condition, both suffering from head injuries, one 36 and the second a bochur 14.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Published on 1 Chol Hamoed in Eretz Yisrael)


  1. It just pains me first That on such a gadols levaya there should be such a tragedy!it dosn’t bode good for our times and people.second where the achrayous lies to send out papers everyone should come.and there is no police or barricades organized for so many people.this is nebech our yiddichkiet today , Yiddishkiet without sechel!Oh!we need Rachmai Shumayim!

  2. #4 #5
    There are lessons to be learnt…. But certainly if you believe in Hkb”h it is clear that this is min hashamayim.
    This was this persons time to go.