A little over a year since the last incident, involving the same elevator, 18 Belzer Chassidim were caught in an elevator in the main Belze Beis Medrash in Yerushalayim well after the start of shabbos. They were extricated by fire rescue officials.
The 18 entered the elevator shortly before shkiah, and it broke down. After a relatively short period of time, others realized what had happened. Gabba’im tried a number of actions to free the elevator, without success, prompting the decision to summon fire rescue service.
They were released without incident, with some requiring oxygen and beverage but there are no reports that anyone trapped inside required transport to hospital.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)