’24 orphans on one street’

Rabbi Yitzchak Mordechai Rubin, the chief rabbi of the Bnei Torah synagogue in Har Nof, where four worshipers were killed in a terror attack this morning, speaks at the funeral for three of the victims.

“We are here, standing in front of these three holy men, the best of our community, Torah scholars whose blood flowed like water,” he says.

Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg (screen capture: Channel 2)
Abraham Samuel Goldberg (screen capture: Channel 2)

“When we count the widows and orphans that were added to the Israeli nation this morning, four widows, twenty-four orphans on one street.”

Rabbi Aryeh Kupinsky, 40, Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, 68, and Rabbi Kalman Levine, 50, will be buried at the Har Hamenuhot cemetery later today.

Rabbi Moshe Twersky (photo credit: Israel Foreign Ministry)
Rabbi Moshe Twersky (photo credit: Israel Foreign Ministry)

The funeral of the fourth victim, 59-year-old Rabbi Moshe Twersky, took place earlier.

“Wrapped in a prayer shawl and phylacteries, the four victims were massacred, and numerous more suffered injuries,” Rubin says.

“We have passed from a private state of mourning to a public one.”

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