TRAGEDY: Yeshiva Bochur Drowns On Mexico Beach


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A 21-year-old Yeshiva Bochur R”L drowned on a beach in Mexico.

It happened on a beach on the island of Cozumel, a mostly undeveloped Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea. The island is famed for its scuba diving.

The victim has been identified as Yosef Levi Z”L, a resident of Be’er Sheva.

The local Chabad Shaliach, Rav Dudi Kaplan is working with ZAKA and is in touch with local authorities in Mexico and Israel, attempting to have the body flown to Eretz Yisroel for timely Kevura.

Additional information will be published when it becomes available.

This is the fifth tragic drowning that YWN has reported on in just the past few weeks.

[BORUCH DAYAN HA’EMMES: Body Of Rabbi Reuven Bauman Z”L Has Been Found By Misaskim Boat]

[TRAGEDY: Boro Park Child R”L Drowns At Water Park In NJ [LEVAYA INFO UPDATE]

[Levaya of Drowning Victim HaRav Dovid Traube Z”L]

[TRAGIC ENDING: Body of Yungerman Recovered from Waters Off Tel Aviv Beach]

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  1. mommy10, as i said yesterday Rambam says the only difference that Moshiach brings is that we will no longer be subjected to foreign rule. nothing to do with no accidents. sorry, but that is explicit.

  2. There are no words…

    Seems a Yom Tefillah should be set – no time to waste

    At the same time maybe a new program for people to sign up for Chesed Shel Chinum daily campaign – same like times people do not speak Loshon Horah this time this time daily. Chesed Shel Chinum daily Kabalahs

    Can be all done online for those in the know – to get it started.

  3. DrYidd:
    That’s only אלף הששי but אלף השביעי will be different and if we’re זכו we will go directly to the era of אלף השביעי

  4. Drowning is Chenek, per Mas’ Sanhedrin. By that logic, for those looking for meaning in all this, I assume it is possible that these special yidden are a kaparah for the dor for an aveirah which has the onesh of Chenek. There are quite a few issurim that are punishable with Chenek that should be looked into for teshuvah purposes. V’hamayvin Yavin.

  5. Dryid there are many different opinions about how the world will look when moshiach comes. Many agree that there will be an end to all troubles. One classic example chazal say that the lions will live peacefully with the sheep. So nature will change when moshiach comes stop being so negative