UPDATE ON SHMINI ATZERES FIRE: Yitzchok Issac Krasny Remains In Grave Condition; Etel Krasny Remains Critical – Please Help The Family


Just hours after burying 8-year-old Avigdor Krasny A”H, who was tragically killed in the Shmini Atzeres fire in Flatbush, the parents are asking Klal Yisroel to please be Mispallel for their son, 4-year-old Yitzchok Issac ben Chana.

Yitzchok Issac was transferred on Sunday night from the burn unit in Staten Island, to Long Island Jewish Children’s Hospital, and remains on life support. His condition has not improved, and doctors fear for his life. The Misaskim organization which has taken a leading role in helping the family in their time of need, was contacted during the night by the family to arrange for the father and his close friends to be rushed to his child’s bedside. They also quickly arranged for a Minyan to go to the Kosel to be Mispallel during the night on behalf of the child.

Additionally, 18-month-old Etel bas Chana remains in critical condition on a respirator in the Staten Island Burn Unit. As we post this article (Monday morning), doctors remain concerned, and are considering moving her to a different hospital as well.

Leading Rabbonim are calling on the Tzibur to help the family in their time of need, as they are desperately in need of financial assistance. Additionally, funds are desperately needed for the landlord of the home, a choshuva yungerman with 13 children who lost practically everything in this tragic fire.

R’ Yaakov Krasny is a member of the kollel in the Mirrer Yeshiva in Flatbush. As one leading Gadol told YWN “they are a couple with unparalleled Yiras Shomayim.

Please click HERE to donate on a secure webpage set up by YWN & Duvys Media in conjunction with local Rabbonim in Flatbush. All funds are tax deductible, and go directly from your credit card (or bank account) to Keren Hatzolas Nefashos.

Checks can also me mailed (or dropped off) to:
Rabbi Eliyahu Brudny Shlita
Keren Hatzolas Nefashos
Keren 231
1752 East 18th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229

(Yehuda Drudgestein – YWN)


  1. for those of you who don’t know Reb Yaakov and his wife Chana, you should know that these people are the finest among us, serving Hashem with complete mesirus nefesh. Their entire lives are just about being Hashem’s servants in this world. Unfortunately now all their chessed in the community and their exceptional middos and ahavas yisroel are becoming known because of this terrible tragedy. They have both helped me personally. You can’t imagine how special they are and my heart is truly breaking! Because of the circumstances, we, klal yisroel, are their only family.

  2. I would like to set up a nightly tehillim conference call from 10:15-10:20 PM 401 694-1602. The pin is 1836#. And then you mute the phone by pushing 6……..please pass around!!!!

  3. Refuah Shelaima to Yitzchok Issac Ben Chana and Etel bas Chana. Klal Yisroel is wholeheartedly praying for the Krasny Family. Tshuva, Tefilla, and Tzedaka… Please daven and help them in whatever way you can. Make a donation right now – so they shouldn’t have to worry about $ at such a painful time.

  4. I spoke 2 s/o who knows the family. Iy’h 3 r being discharged 2day b”h & the baby is being transferred 2 the same hospital as the 4 year old.

  5. I would like to extend a personal thank you for all those who called into the tehillim conference call this evening. We will be’h continue tomorrow night 10:15 five perakim of tehillim followed by some learning of garden of emunah, tizku lemitzvot….and please pass the word around to continue to be mispallel for yitzchok isaac ben chana and etel bas chana and they should be zoche to a refuah shelaima bekarov!!!

  6. “Questionforyou”
    I do not see the objective of your point. A terrible tragedy struck the WHOLE family. In a situation like this, the appropriate response is tehillim for the whole family. They are all in physical and/or emotional pain and hardship.
    May the family be completely healed.

  7. I had the honor of having them for a Shabbos meal. They are Tzadikim in every sense. PLEASE donate something, anything to help them.

  8. “JewishFlorida”

    If you had bothered to check the Coffee Room thread about this family, you would see that the mother’s name is omitted from the list of names for Tehillim. I was wondering if there was a specific reason why.