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The Incredible Story Of The Boat That Found R’ Reuven Bauman Z”L

Urgent 48 Hour Campaign! CLICK HERE TO DONATE

We cried. We davened. We moved on.

But Rabbi Bauman’s family still needs our help.

By: Shimmy Blum

The tragic disappearance and passing of Rabbi Reuven Bauman zt”l  gripped us all.

This young, vibrant and loving husband, father, rebbi and friend made the ultimate sacrifice. At the tender age of 35, Rabbi Bauman gave his life in order to save the lives of his talmidim.

From the moment we heard the news, we worried. We davened. Some traveled to Virginia to search. When our worst fears were confirmed R”l, we cried. We shook our heads. But our lives moved on.


Unfortunately, Rabbi Bauman’s wife and five young children are unable to do so. In the blink of an eye, they were left without the backbone of their family: The doting father who took responsibility for his family and showered his children with love. The selfless ben Torah who served as the ultimate role model for his children to aspire towards.

The void is gaping.

From what all of us gleaned from Rabbi Bauman’s final moments, we can somewhat understand how much he loved his own children…how he would do absolutely anything to help them live a happy and fulfilling life.

Hashem placed this tzaddik’s ultimate wish in our hands…

A special fund has been set up to help secure the financial future of Rabbi Bauman’s wife and children and provide them menuchas hanefesh as they work to rebuild their lives without Totty.

The fund is managed under the auspices of Rabbi Sender Haber of Norfolk, VA and Rabbi Yisroel Teichman of Monsey, NY. Almost spontaneously, thousands of yidden from around the globe contributed over $600,000 towards this fund. Ashreichem Yisroel. Still, a lot more is needed to provide them adequate security.
Klal Yisroel is once again united to help the Bauman Family – to help the fund reach a minimum of $1 million through a 48 hour online blitz campaign on Monday and Tuesday, July 29-30. Please open your hearts and wallets to this urgent cause. Donate generously today at Time is running out!

In this zechus, may we never again have to hear about – or donate towards – such heartrending tragedies. 


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