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Levaya Details For HaBochur Aaron Sofer Z"L

Levaya Details For HaBochur Aaron Sofer Z
The Levaya for Aaron Sofer Z"L will take place on Friday morning at 10:00 AM (Israel time) in Rav Tzvi Kaplan's Yeshiva in Yerushalayim. The kevura is scheduled to take place around 12:30 PM in the Eitz Chaim cemetery near Beit Shemesh, in the Lakewood Chelka. There will be a live telephone hook-up during the levaya. The access number is: - In Israel: 076-599-0060, then enter 289957#. - In USA: (605) 562-3131, then enter 289957#. An additional hookup: The conference number which is ...
(5 opinions  |   August 28 )

BREAKING: Body Suspected To Be Of Missing Yeshiva Student Aaron Sofer Found In Jerusalem Forest

BREAKING: Body Suspected To Be Of Missing Yeshiva Student Aaron Sofer Found In Jerusalem Forest
A body thought to be that of missing Yeshiva student Aaron Sofer was just found in the Jerusalem Forest - the same forest where Aaron was reported to have gone missing last Friday while hiking. The body has been taken by Zaka and police for further examination and to determine the exact cause of death. It seems that he fell off a cliff while trying to navigate his way out of the forest  and that his death was caused by dehydration.  There are no signs of violence apparent on his body that ...
(17 opinions  |   August 28 )

BD"E: Mekubal Rabbi Zechariah Chomri ZT"L

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Leading Mekubal in the Yemenite community Rabbi Zechariah Chomri ZT”L was niftar in Rishon L’Tzion at the age of 106. The niftar was viewed as an expert in interpreting ancient kabala and medical seforim. He was among the talmidim of Mekubal Rabbi Chaim Yechyi Sinvani of Yahud. The rav was niftar during the night of 2 Rosh Chodesh Elul. Known as the "המורי חומרי", many sought his advice regarding ancient texts that remain a mystery for most today. He was also sought out by ...
(1 opinions  |   August 27 )

TRAGEDY IN THE CATSKILLS: 6-Year-Old Child Struck & Killed By Vehicle In Woodridge [UPDATED]

TRAGEDY IN THE CATSKILLS: 6-Year-Old Child Struck & Killed By Vehicle In Woodridge [UPDATED]
Tragedy has R"L struck the Catskills on Sunday afternoon, when a 6-year-old girl was struck and killed by a vehicle in the town of Woodridge. As YWN Catskills had reported earlier, the child was struck by a vehicle in front of Village Park Bungalow Colony on Tabaczynski Road around 3:00PM. Catskills Hatzolah rushed to the scene and did everything they could to save the child's life. Unfortunately, she was Niftar shortly after arriving at Catskill Regional Medical Center (Harris ...
(10 opinions  |   August 24 )

Petira Of HaRav Gershon Yankelewitz ZATZAL, Rosh Yeshiva At YU, Talmid Of The Chofetz Chaim & The Mir

Petira Of HaRav Gershon Yankelewitz ZATZAL, Rosh Yeshiva At YU, Talmid Of The Chofetz Chaim & The Mir
Yeshiva University and its affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) are saddened by the loss of longtime senior Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Gershon Yankelewitz, who passed away on August 19. “Rabbi Yankelewitz by his nature and learning so represented both our history and our destiny,” said YU President Richard M. Joel. “For over half a century he taught his students how to learn and how to live. We will always remember him.” Born in Lubcza, Poland in 1909, Rabbi ...
(17 opinions  |   August 19 )

Swiss Police: 3 Israelis R"L Killed in Bus-Train Crash' Five Seriously Injured

Swiss Police: 3 Israelis R
Three Israelis were R"L killed and five seriously injured after the minibus they were traveling in was hit by a train in central Switzerland, police said Monday. The crash occurred near the town of Wolfenschiessen, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of Zurich, Nidwalden cantonal (state) police said in a statement. Nobody in the train was hurt. Swiss public broadcaster SRF reported that the minibus, with four men and four women on board, was driving alongside the train when it took a ...
(5 opinions  |   August 11 )

Incredible Story In Brazil: Woman Buying Bananas Saves Dead Jewish Man Destined For 'Study'

Incredible Story In Brazil: Woman Buying Bananas Saves Dead Jewish Man Destined For 'Study'
An Levaya was held on Monday afternoon in Sao Paulo, Brazil, but the story behind it is quite incredible. A year and a half ago in the Santa Casa of São Paulo (public hospital) an individual by the name Samuel Fishman passed away. The hospital searched for the next of kin and family. They announced his death in a newspaper for six months, and sadly, no one came to claim the body. The hospital then requested legal permission to do studies with the body in the Santa Casa, and were granted ...
(1 opinions  |   August 06 )

Misaskim Prevents Autopsy of Shochet in Minnesota

Misaskim Prevents Autopsy of Shochet in Minnesota
The call to Misaskim that Rabbi Chaim Lipshitz was involved in a fatal traffic accident triggered an immediate response from the organization. The call on Motzei Shabbos from Rabbi Menachem Mendel Feller in Minnesota included the ominous threat of a possible autopsy on Monday morning. The local coroner wanted to perform an autopsy on Monday morning. Misaskim immediately reached out to its contacts in the Midwest, contacts that were helpful in the past. The coroner’s office in the Midwest ...
(Add your opinion  |   August 04 )

Rav Avrohom Wallis HY"D (29), Father Of 6, Killed In Yerushalayim Terror Attack

Rav Avrohom Wallis HY
The pedestrian who was run over and killed R”L by the tractor terrorist a few short hours ago has been identified as an avreich, Rav Avrohom Wallis HY”D, 29, a member of the Toldos Aaron Kehilla. He was a mashgiach for Asra Kadisha at the construction site. The niftar was born and raised in Yerushalayim. His father, Rav Shimon Wallis, is a shochet and mashgiach for the Badatz Eida Chareidis. The niftar worked in the Wallis tzitzis factory run by an uncle. The niftar is survived by his ...
(15 opinions  |   August 04 )

IDF Declares Missing IDF Officer Hadar Goldin Dead

IDF Declares Missing IDF Officer Hadar Goldin Dead
Missing IDF officer Second Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, said to have been captured by Hamas, was declared dead by Chief Military Rabbi Brig.-Gen. Raffi Peretz on Motzei Shabbos, at 11:25pm. The army said the Chief Military Rabbi considered halacha, medical and other relevant considerations, as well as findings from the battlefield, before making the decision. The family was told there were enough pathological findings at the scene to declare Hadar's death, and these findings also allow his ...
(15 opinions  |   August 02 )

Five IDF Soldiers Killed In Mortar Attack On Gaza Border Thursday Evening - 61 Killed Since Operation Launched

Five IDF Soldiers Killed In Mortar Attack On Gaza Border Thursday Evening - 61 Killed Since Operation Launched
It has been cleared for publication that five IDF soldiers were R"L killed on Thursday evening HY"D. According to the IDF, the soldiers were killed in a mortar attack near the Gaza border, in the Eshkol Regional Council. The families have been notified. The names and Levaya information have not yet been released. This brings the total number of IDF casualties to 61 since the beginning of the operation. Further information will be published when it becomes available. (YWN Israel Desk - ...
(6 opinions  |   July 31 )

HEARTBREAKING PHOTO: The 10 IDF Soldiers Killed On Monday HY"D

HEARTBREAKING PHOTO: The 10 IDF Soldiers Killed On Monday HY
1.    Sgt. First Class Eliav Eliyahu Chaim Kahlon, 22, of Tzfas 2.    Corporal Midan Maimon Biton, 20, of Netivot 3.    Corporal Niran Cohen, 20, of Tiveria 4.    Staff-Sgt. Adi Briga, 23, of Beit Shikma 5.    Sgt. First Class Moshe Doini, 20, of Jerusalem 6.    Sgt. Daniel Kedmi, 18, of Tzofim 7.    Sgt. Barkai Yishai Schor, 21, from Yerushalayim 8.    Sgt. Sagi Erez, 19, of Kiryat Ata 9.    Sgt. Dor Deri, 18, of ...
(7 opinions  |   July 29 )

DEVELOPING: Fatal Mortar Shell Attack in Eshkol Region R"L - At Least 4 People Killed And 10 Injured [UPDATED]

DEVELOPING: Fatal Mortar Shell Attack in Eshkol Region R
The wounded have arrived in the trauma center of Soroka Medical Center in Beersheva a short time ago. Some are listed in serious condition. At least four people have been killed in the mortar shell attack in the Eshkol Regional Council shortly after 6 PM on Monday, Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av. The information cleared for publication is limited. At least ten people have been injured in the mortar shell attack. Four people have been killed. Chaim Yellin, the head of the Eshkol Regional Council has ...
(8 opinions  |   July 28 )

IDF Death Toll Reaches 40 R"L

IDF Death Toll Reaches 40 R
The death toll among IDF soldiers and officers over Shabbos climbed to forty R”L as five additional soldiers and officers fell in battle: 1. Staff- Sgt. Guy Boyland, 21, of Kibbutz Genosar 2. Staff -Sgt. Amit Yeori, 20, of Yerushalayim 3. Staff- Sgt. Avraham Grintzvaig, 21, of Petach Tikvah 4. Staff -Sgt. Gal Bason, 21, of Holon 5. Lt. Roy Peles, 21, of Tel Aviv In the fighting between the IDF and terrorists in Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza, Staff-Sgt. Avraham Grintzvaig HY”D, 21, ...
(1 opinions  |   July 26 )

IDF Chief Rabbinate Declares Sgt. Oron Shaul HY"D Dead

IDF Chief Rabbinate Declares Sgt. Oron Shaul HY
IDF Chief Rabbi Brigadier-General Rafi Peretz has informed the parents of Golani Brigade Sgt. Oron Shaul HY”D, 21, from Poriah Illit, that their son is now officially declared dead and no longer categorized as a missing soldier. He is categorized as a soldier who died in battle and whose place of burial is unknown. Shaul was one of the seven soldiers killed in an armored personnel carrier hit by a terrorist bomb in Gaza.  The DNA remains from the scene were inconclusive, lacking a trace ...
(21 opinions  |   July 25 )

Three IDF Soldiers from the Paratroop Brigade Killed in Action HY"D

Three IDF Soldiers from the Paratroop Brigade Killed in Action HY
Three IDF soldiers from the Paratroop Brigade fell in Gaza fighting on Wednesday 25 Tammuz, the 16th day of Operation Protective Edge. The soldiers are identified as Lieutenant Paz Eliyahu HY”D, 22, from Kibbutz Evron, Sgt. First Class Li Mat HY”D, 19, from Eilat, and Sgt. First Class Shachar Dauber HY"D, 19, from Kibbutz Ginegar. Their deaths bring the death toll among IDF personnel to 32 R”L. Lt. Eliyahu was born and raised on Kibbutz Evron, the eldest child of Rochel and Uri. His ...
(1 opinions  |   July 23 )

Name of the Second Officer Killed in Battle on Tuesday

Name of the Second Officer Killed in Battle on Tuesday
The second Armored Corp officer killed by terrorist sniper fire in Gaza on Tuesday 24 Tammuz 5774 is Lt. Natan Cohen HY”D, 23, from Modi’in. Levaya arrangements to be announced. Also killed was Captain Dmitri Levitas HY”D, 25, of Yerushalayim. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
(1 opinions  |   July 23 )