TEHILLIM – Rosh Yeshiva Injured in Car Accident While Fundraising In Brazil


Rabbi Avraham Salim, the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Meor Torah, was injured in a car accident on Wednesday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, while he was on a fundraising trip for his yeshiva.

According to a Kikar Shabbos report, Rabbi Salim had been working to raise funds for the Yeshiva in the South American country in order to fulfill his matching campaign for the Yeshiva.

As a result of the accident, the Rosh Yeshiva’s feet were crushed. He is currently receiving treatment in a  local hospital. According to reports from Brazil, there is no danger to Rabbi Salim’s life. Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, who heads the Sha faction in the Knesset has begun working diplomatically to bring Rabbi Salim back to Israel to continue his treatment here.

Please say tehillim for Avraham Nissim Ben Mazel.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. The Rosh Yeshiva should have a refua Shleima.

    Why does Deri need to be involved? Either the Rosh Yeshiva’s medical insurance policy will cover local treatment or a medi-vac flight back to Israel, or the return ticket date can be changed for a relatively small fee. Happens all the time that people are injured overseas and prefer to be treated at home. It doesn’t need the involvement of a foreign government minister to arrange something very simple. Wonder why the average goy in the street dislikes us? Using privilege, power, influence, money are words that spring to kind.