Monday Was A Day of Tragedies in Eretz Yisrael R”L


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Monday was a day of filled with tragedy in Eretz Yisrael R”L following the deaths of an infant, mothers and young people. Many families have tasted the painful reality of the loss of a loved one during the past 24 hours, erev Rosh Chodesh and Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan 5780, as there have been many tragedies.

A yeshiva bochur fell from height in a nachal during a hike, a 1-year-old baby was niftar of a difficult illness and mothers were niftar just week ahead of a child’s chasenah – and these are only some of the tragedies that have occurred in Eretz Yisrael.

A portion of the following list was published by Kikar Shabbos News.

During the night, we learned of the petira of 21-year-old Ramat resident and talmid yeshiva Yerachmiel Yeshayahu Brecher z”l, who fell from a height during a hike in the Judean Desert as reported by YWN-Israel. He fell 30 meters (about 100 feet).

In addition, just a week before the chasenah of her last son, Freida Schwartzman a”h, 61, was niftar after battling a difficult illness. Her husband, Rav David Moshe Schwartzman is a prominent chossid in his community.

Bnei Brak
During the morning hours, the news spread of the petira of a talmid in Yeshivas Ateret Shlomo in Rishon L’Tzion, 17-year-old Chaim Klinger z”l, who battled an illness for years.

During the afternoon hours of erev rosh chodesh, HaGaon Rav Yitzchak Naor zt”l, Rosh Kollel Nachlat Yechiel, was niftar at the age of 59. He is survived by his rebitzen and two unmarried children.

Beit Shemesh
Mrs. Devorah Leah Horowitz a”h was niftar on Monday night of a difficult illness at the age of 43, two weeks after her son’s bar mitzvah and six weeks before the chasenah of another son.

Shimon Kaufman z”l, 1-years-old, was niftar of a serious illness. His father, HaRav HaChossid Yaakov Kaufman, is a prominent Vishnitz chossid in the city.

Yehoshua David Yeret, 28, a Gerrer chossid, was niftar on Monday evening of a serious illness too. He spent his last Rosh Hashanah at the tziyun of Rav Nachman zt”l in Uman.

Mrs. Tova Morgenstern, 68, was niftar suddenly on Monday night. She was the rebitzen of Rav Pesach Morgenstern, who heads the city’s Gerre community and she was a daughter of HaRav HaChossid Rav Yehoshua Hershel Rubinstein zt”l, a prominent Gerre chossid in the city. He worked for years in his father’s hardware store in Nesher.

HaRav HaChossid Pinchas Hendles z”l was niftar on Tuesday morning at the age of 60, after being ill, leading to complications. He was a prominent member of the city’s Gerre community. He is survived by his wife and a large family.


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(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. He spent his last Rosh Hashanah at the tziyun of Rav Nachman zt”l in Uman I cannot comprehend this; I had thought, that anyone who spends [Erev] Rosh-haShono by Rav Nachman’s Kever, is assured to have Rav Nachman intercede on his behalf, and have his Bakoshos favorably responded to and experience tremendous Yeshu’os.

  2. Each and every death is a tragedy. Nichumim to all the families.

    But was Monday really out of the ordinary?
    The bureau of statistics in Israel reports about 40,000 deaths per year. That’s about 110 per day. The chareidi population makes up at least 12% (not that the others aren’t tragedies as well, but this article only lists chareidim), so on an average day we can expect 13 chareidi deaths in Israel. One from a hiking accident and four or five from a serious terminal illness is in no way out of the ordinary.
    Perhaps YWN should publish a daily list of names…

  3. Posted earlier here 5 hours ago and in another article. My comments for the past months do not show pending as they did months ago. Where do they go?

  4. BDE

    how can we watch so much horrific tragedies hit klal Yisroel like a rocket and not do something about it? Do YOU think this is all just coincidence? We all know that in yiddishkeit there is no such a thing as coincidence.

    How much longer will it take us until we come together as one loving nation for serious teshuva and fasting?… Now the week of parshas Noach is a good time to start and beg Hashem forgiveness and to make a stop to all the horrific tragedies striking is daily R”L