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H’YD: HaDayan HaRav Elimelech Wasserman Murdered In J-m Terror Attack

One of the victims of the terror attack in Jerusalem on Thursday was identified as HaDayan HaRav Elimelech Wasserman, H’yd, a resident of Rechov Sorotzkin in Jerusalem.

HaRav Wasserman, 73, a leading Rav of the Belz chassidus, was the son-in-law of HaTzaddik HaRav Asher Freund, z’tl. He grew up in Haifa, moving to Jerusalem after he was married.

HaRav Wasserman, H’yd, served as one of the most senior Dayanim at the Beis Din in Ashdod, with many years of experience and extensive bekius in Shas and the poskim.

He was on the way to the Beis Din in Ashdod when he was killed Al Kiddush Hashem.

Chief Rabbi of Israel HaRav Dovid Lau said: “HaGaon HaRav Elimelech Wasserman, H’yd, was one of senior dayanim in the Beis Din in Ashdod. He devoted his life to those who needed the Beis Din’s services with great dedication.”

Religious Services Minister Michoel Malchieli said: “HaRav Wasserman, H’yd, was one of the most senior and chashuve dayanim of the Beis Din system in Israel. He served Am Yisrael for many years with great devotion and goodwill.”

The levaya will begin at 1:30 p.m. from 5 Don Yosef Hanasi St., through the Beis Medrash HaGadol in Kiryat Belz in Jerusalem, and the kevurah will take place on Har HaMenuchos.

HaRav Wasserman, H’yd, speaking at the home of Nasi HaBeis Din HaRav Yosef Yitchak. (Photo: Yaakov Cohen)

Hashem Yikam Damo.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)

4 Responses

  1. I saw a beautiful story of a person who was saved from this through the zchus of tefillin. I keep wondering about R’ Wasserman zt”l what kind of horrible aveirah he must have done to have died this way. It’s really just too hard to think about.

  2. The Maharsha
    זכר צדיק וקדוש לברכה
    said that when Hashem takes away from us a big Tzaddik, it is like the Bais HaMikdash again being destroyed in our days according to the explanation of Reb Simcha Bunim Cohen about the 4 Kedoshim who got killed in Har Nof several years ago.

  3. Hashem should bentsch all the families that had a member of their family killed or injured in this terror attack and also the attack from the Yom Tov of Simchas Torah, Hashem should help out all these families that from now on they should hear only good news only Simchos, no more tragedies. All the injured should have a
    רפואה שלמה בתוך שאר חולי עם ישראל
    בבקשה הקדוש ברוך הוא תעשה אתנו חסד דרך האוצר של מתנת חנם

  4. M:
    CH”V to say that he must have done any kind of aveirah.

    Hashem is exacting with the righteous even like the thread of a hair. In other words, a slight lacking (not even an actual aveirah) that hardly registers for most people, could be very serious for a tzaddik.

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