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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Yanky Krausz Found Dead in Elevator Shaft Updated!

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Yanky Krausz z"l
The body of a 21-year-old Charedi man from Brooklyn was found on Wednesday, one day after he told his wife he would be late coming to meet her.

 Yanki Kraus, disappeared shortly after speaking to his wife on Tuesday. Since then, dozens of Charedi volunteers participated in searching for him.

Kraus was supposed to meet his wife Rivkie at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, but an hour before the meeting sent her a text message saying that he would not be on time. His wife then asked him to come home at 4:30 p.m., and he replied "okay". This was the last interaction with him.

The local Shomrim organization disseminated Kraus' photograph and personal details throughout the Borough Park area over the last 24 hours, asking the public to try and locate him.

So far no details were made public with regards to the circumstances of his death.

The levayah will take place tomorrow, Thursday, at 1:30 p.m., at Shomrei Hadas Chapels, located at 3803 14th Ave in Boro Park, Brooklyn.

From Thursday Daily News Report
A 22-year-old Brooklyn man who was reported missing was tragically found dead of an apparent suicide Wednesday, police said.
Yakov Krausz was discovered hanging from a rope in an elevator motor room, police and those who knew him said. The elevator room was located in his building on Webster Ave. near 47th St. in Borough Park.
"He was depressed," said a distant family member who asked to remain anonymous.
Krausz, a married construction worker, was on the way to a doctor for anti-depressants when he went missing, according to the family member.

He was found and not responsive in an elevator shaft on Webster ave.

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70 comments:

just a yid said...

what a shame, so young with so much to live for

Mendel said...

Enough now I'm pleading and begging Rabbonim to speak out right now and speak out very loud in defence of victims of any form of abuse.

This has gone way to far, what are you waiting for, Rabbonim you have a responsibility to HKBH to stop this now

Incensed said...

What can the Rabbonim do? Some of them are the very abusers you speak of. Others shelter them and defend them.

Mendel said...

That's the point it's time for the better few come out loud and clear defending victims

Anonymous said...

What does abuse have to do with this???? Stop making problems!!! Yes abuse is a huge issue in our community but stop making up reasons for this poor mans death

Anonymous said...

no words to say

Anonymous said...

Hey calm down, the guy was married? He was living the life he chose? Obviously the path he chose wasn't too exciting! So instead of blaming rabbonim it's time the OTD losers the wake up before it's too late THE PATH AWAY FROM TORAH IS A TICKET TO TRAGEDY!

Anonymous said...

No words...nebech BDE

Anonymous said...

He was a chassideshe ingerman, oh, he wasn't as frum as you, doesn't mean he didn't please God in his own way. STOP BEING SO CRITICAL not everything that happens in the community is because OTD.

william gran said...

Huh

Unknown said...

Maybe we should be look at it from the right angle and maybe he was murdered and the murderer faked his suicide

Anonymous said...

I never write on forums at all but after reading some comments I had to say something! It's so sad how people not only just assume things but share their assumption as well, as if they're facts! I actually know from first hand that this guy was happily married and was an extremely happy person with so much to live for! Tragedies sadly happen, and it's not our place to give din and cheshbon to why it happened! His loss is a huge tragedy and a really big loss and no one has the right to judge who he was and decide why it happened! How can a person call someone an "OTD loser"?? It's easy to look to put blame on others! Don't blame rabomin and don't blame him! We don't know why this happened and it's not our place to decide or judge! Instead of looking where to put blame and instead of making up stories about someone you don't even know, we should all learn from this story that a neshama was taken away from us and even though we don't know why, or even who he was, we should all try to work on ourselves and be our better selves, rather than taking tragic stories and defining who people are/were and deciding why it happened!

Mendel said...

Reading what you wrote one can see that you have no idea about life or the responsibility of one yid to another.

It's very clear in Torah or most things we learn and were taught as kids we must look after every yid, we have no right to judge.

I would like to know what caused him to take the route he did as most but not all that take this path is due to some form of abuse.

Mendel said...

So who is punishing the person that goes of the Derech not HKBH but you and people like you that call yourself the Torah way, I know 10000000% that we have no right to punish anyone on behalf of HKBHAnd it has nothing to do with the Torah way.

If a person goes of the Derech they are ostracised by their families the kehillah under instructions from a Rov

Anonymous said...

BDH very sad.

Anonymous said...

What a terrible thing. BDE, such a sweet couple. The poor parents.

Anonymous said...

Can we also clarify that this couple/man does NOT look OTD. maybe off the chassidishe derech. But still very much on his own derech. His wife is covering her hair, her elbows, knees and collar bone. You think he is OTD because he is wearing sunglasses and shorts? People like you are the reason people go OTD in the first place. Stop judging. Open your eyes.

Mendel said...

In spite of my earlier comments you 100% right

Anonymous said...

How does one commit suicide in an elevator shaft? Obviously, he opened the door and thought the elevator was there and stepped in. Its not the only time that such an accident happened. Where is your "Hevei dan ess kall adam likaf zchus"? I wish someone would answer my 1st question

Anonymous said...

Perfectly said!! As for whoever called someone an "OTD loser", shame on you! We are all Hashem's children no matter where we are holding in life.

Anonymous said...

To the schmuck who called him an "OTD loser": Who the hell gives you the right to judge people. Is he a loser cuz he's weariing shorts? Cuz he's on the beach with his wife? You stinkin chasidim, who are the biggest crooks when it comes to money, to stealing from the government, to destroying neighborhoods because you only know ghetto life - you are better? I am old enough to have seen how you guys destroyed williamsburg and boro park. Now its Bloomingburg and Monsey. You and your ilk are turning Monsey into a shithole. Beautifully manicured lawns are left to look like jungles, garbage and weeds strewn all over. How about a little courtesy for your neighbors?
Have a little sympathy for the family, for a grieving young almana. Shtik dfek that you are.

Anonymous said...

He was very erlich in his own way he would come everyday to shul daven but never told anyone what was bothering him so they can help him in the right way.

Mendel said...

Sadly you can but at this time I would rather not say how.

I never knew Yanky so why am I in so much pain, I'm literally at the brink of crying and I'm in my 50's

This is the 68th since Rosh Hashonah

Anonymous said...

Someone has to speak out about something needs to be done my father told me that the head if shomrim told him so far this year 55 Jewish suicides it hurts me crying won't help something needs to be done and this needs to stop

InTheKnowAboutThis said...

A very simple case of untreated clinical depression.

joe said...

Mental‬ illness is still real-issue "one in four adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year" it is a disease that effects everyone no matter what they believe. it wont disappear or vanish on its own. you cant get by by ignoring it or pushing it under the carpet.There are so many people who have ended their life because of this disease. If a kid has strep-throat you give them antibiotics, if the g-d forbid have cancer parents run to treat them. WAKE UP mental illness is no different. ACT NOW if you know someone suffering depression or any sign of mental illness help them get help. please note it takes years of training so unless your a professional please don't try to help them yourself rather encourage them to get help. just because a person suffers from mental illness doesn't mean they get medicated...
and to those naive people who blame or direct these tragedies to the OTD community wake up, smell the coffee and wash your hands clean of innocent blood of the people you chase away. this is not the interpretation of רודף שלום

Anonymous said...

Hello what is going on here???? His levaya hadn't even happened yet, and so much garbage,rechilus,sinas chinam is happening from this. There's is a family grieving in agony, a young almanah,who's pain we cannot and shud never fathom! Let us, at the very least, do some introspection, and see how we can better ourselves, WITHOUT causing more pain to others! There's enough of that so why cause more!?! And UNITED as klal yisrael,hope Mashiach comes pretty darn fast, because we ALL need him. May his neshama have an aliyah, and may the family have a nechama.

meir said...

Nobody knows what's inside of another person ,sadness or happiness. In general, we do not know how to deal with or treat depression or mental illness especially in the Frum societies. There's always a stigma attached. From a picture we know nothing. Nobody really has someone to talk to anymore. Rabbanim are not trained in these matters, and sometimes you'll get a very fast "cookie cutter" answer. There are people walking around that are depressed , and no one cares. No one till tragedy hits home and then everybody has an opinion. His wife might know the reasons. WE ARE GENERATION OF LONELY PEOPLE ESPECIALLY WITH ALL THE TECHNOLOGY. Sometimes a smile or a good word to another is worth a lot if you can get it. Perhaps if we wake up from our slumber, Yanky is the shofar sound.

Anonymous said...

stop being self hating Jews we cant judge any person. every person is different than the other and he is decently not a OTD looser
but regarding people screening about chaseidish abuse its just a reason people use im a chaseidisha person and i can tell you its CHILLED out to be one im wearing colored shirts shorts who cares im in shul 3 times a day what can be better

YS Orlando said...

HOW MANY MORE ... IS ENOUGH??


It seems articles such as the above seem to be now a weekly and sometimes a daily occurrence. To some it may just be a piece of news... We read it... Give a "krechtz" perhaps even comment but then go on with our daily routine.
Sadly behind each death, is parents, siblings grandparents and spouses that must grapple with the unthinkable.. The pain, tears and with no answers.
Sometimes it was abuse, bullying and other times depression, in many cases their closest of friends had no idea the scars and suffering they were struggling with.
If only we had answers:
I wonder to myself at what point will our leaders begin to truly realize the epidemic we have in our midst? At what point will they raise their voices?
Yes there are a few organizations that deal with this issue... Amudim being in the forefront... That said the stigma that is attached to going for help - the stigma that many in our community have towards these organizations have caused our youth to deal with their pain alone.
Many years back there was a young man who struggled, was definitely a OTD - it was said about him, that there was no aveira he did not commit... Yet with love, attention and devotion from the leaders of his generation he changed... He became a beacon of light to the whole world... The Name Reish Lokish is quoted throughout Shas..
Would our Rabbonim and lay leaders do the same today? It seems that many teens and young adults who struggle are pushed away - called bums or OTD by these Rabbonim.
I believe that if our Rabbonim were properly trained to listen rather then critique , to love rather then hate and to see the inner beauty of our youth, even if they don't act or dress like us... Well then everyone of these kids would see the beauty in their own way and flourish.
There is a famous saying - seems like we all can quote it... חנוך לנער אל פי דרכו - educate a child in his or her way... It is a saying we are all familiar with, but how many of us truly internalize it?
As parents it is normal for us to want our child to follow in our ways, dress and and follow our Minhaggim, but the reality is, it's a big world, we are all wired differently... As such not everyone deals with school, lack of friends, divorce of parents or society the same.. For some it is life as usual for others those struggles manifest in many ways and as such they find a life that suits them..
Just because a child or young adult doesn't conform to what we are taught or used to - doesn't make them a bum or OTD... It's labels such as that... Which drives a greater wedge between them.
When will we realize that klal Yisroel is made up of many beautiful stripes and colors... Each one serves hashem in his or her way...

It may hurt when our child rebels, but with love and attention they will feel safe to talk with us...they won't shut us out... Which is the key when struggling with demons.

Each and every community has its beauty, wether chassidish, lit is modern and everything in between... With a growing community comes challenge... Some say we aren't training the next generation to deal with it..
But the fault doesn't just lie in our leaders, it lies in each one of us..
We all have a friend, family member or loved one who has or is struggling... Why do we remain silent? Why are your voices not heard? When will we demand change? When will we stop judging a family, or g-d forbid not marry into a family that has a "nebech"
It is these thoughts and stigmas that make our youth who are struggling hold it in way to long... Who cover up their shame and hurt with way to many band aids ...
It is time for this to change.. And you and I can make it happen.
Let this tragedy awaken us to the possibility of what we can do and become when we are united.
May all their pain and tears be a meilitz yosher to all that still struggle.

Y.S.
Orlando Fl

YS Orlando said...


HOW MANY MORE ... IS ENOUGH??


It seems articles such as the above seem to be now a weekly and sometimes a daily occurrence. To some it may just be a piece of news... We read it... Give a "krechtz" perhaps even comment but then go on with our daily routine.
Sadly behind each death, is parents, siblings grandparents and spouses that must grapple with the unthinkable.. The pain, tears and with no answers.
Sometimes it was abuse, bullying and other times depression, in many cases their closest of friends had no idea the scars and suffering they were struggling with.
If only we had answers:
I wonder to myself at what point will our leaders begin to truly realize the epidemic we have in our midst? At what point will they raise their voices?
Yes there are a few organizations that deal with this issue... Amudim being in the forefront... That said the stigma that is attached to going for help - the stigma that many in our community have towards these organizations have caused our youth to deal with their pain alone.
Many years back there was a young man who struggled, was definitely a OTD - it was said about him, that there was no aveira he did not commit... Yet with love, attention and devotion from the leaders of his generation he changed... He became a beacon of light to the whole world... The Name Reish Lokish is quoted throughout Shas..
Would our Rabbonim and lay leaders do the same today? It seems that many teens and young adults who struggle are pushed away - called bums or OTD by these Rabbonim.
I believe that if our Rabbonim were properly trained to listen rather then critique , to love rather then hate and to see the inner beauty of our youth, even if they don't act or dress like us... Well then everyone of these kids would see the beauty in their own way and flourish.
There is a famous saying - seems like we all can quote it... חנוך לנער אל פי דרכו - educate a child in his or her way... It is a saying we are all familiar with, but how many of us truly internalize it?
As parents it is normal for us to want our child to follow in our ways, dress and and follow our Minhaggim, but the reality is, it's a big world, we are all wired differently... As such not everyone deals with school, lack of friends, divorce of parents or society the same.. For some it is life as usual for others those struggles manifest in many ways and as such they find a life that suits them..
Just because a child or young adult doesn't conform to what we are taught or used to - doesn't make them a bum or OTD... It's labels such as that... Which drives a greater wedge between them.
When will we realize that klal Yisroel is made up of many beautiful stripes and colors... Each one serves hashem in his or her way...

It may hurt when our child rebels, but with love and attention they will feel safe to talk with us...they won't shut us out... Which is the key when struggling with demons.

Each and every community has its beauty, wether chassidish, lit is modern and everything in between... With a growing community comes challenge... Some say we aren't training the next generation to deal with it..
But the fault doesn't just lie in our leaders, it lies in each one of us..
We all have a friend, family member or loved one who has or is struggling... Why do we remain silent? Why are your voices not heard? When will we demand change? When will we stop judging a family, or g-d forbid not marry into a family that has a "nebech"
It is these thoughts and stigmas that make our youth who are struggling hold it in way to long... Who cover up their shame and hurt with way to many band aids ...
It is time for this to change.. And you and I can make it happen.
Let this tragedy awaken us to the possibility of what we can do and become when we are united.
May all their pain and tears be a meilitz yosher to all that still struggle.

Y.S.
Orlando Fl

Anonymous said...

Can people who are cruel enough to start bashing people when they weren't even buried yet SHUT UP???

For those who yell OTD!, I can promise that anyone who is callous enough to pass such judgements on people they don't even know and cause them pain, YOU are not on the derech Hashem wants you to take.

Do you really think Hashem wants you to lose your basic humanity and decency??

Derech Eretz Kodmah LaTorah.

Piltzlaw said...

To the self-proclaimed "Navi who wrote "...So instead of blaming rabbonim it's time the OTD losers the wake up before it's too late THE PATH AWAY FROM TORAH IS A TICKET TO TRAGEDY!"

I cannot understand how you call yourself an "Orthodox Jew" as your words and sentiments are directly in violation of several Halachot. I did not know this young man and I do not know what his issues were, beyond what is being reported in the news. What I do know is that a young woman is now a widow in her early 20's, a mother, father and siblings are sitting shiva for their son and brother and that legions of people are in mourning because of this.

It no longer matters what caused this young man to take his life...there is no gain in speculating. What matters is what we do going forward.

We MUST speak up and end the scourge of abuse in our communities and shut down the abusers and enablers. We MUST make sure that our schools and communities have proper mental health resources and we MUST stop stigmatization of those who suffer and those who were victimized.

I have offered before and will offer again: Anyone who needs help to pay for a counselor or some sort of intervention. Please e-mail me and you will have it.

May we never read about another tragic loss such as this ever again.

Mendel said...

WOW omein
I for one would like to say thank you for your efforts in writing such true and wonderfully put words

meir said...

What happened to the teachings of the Baal Shem. Love for every Jew (not just Chassid), and serving Hashem with simcha. All the dress are just minhagim. A person can be dressed modern, and be the greatest Chassid. And a Jew can be dressed like a chassid, and be the greatest menuval. Chassidim should not forget the teachings of the Baal shem. Do they even know who the BAAL Shem is? Who knows why this happened? It's a sad day. A Churban. But we need to find the answers.

Mendel said...

Since I was ostracised from the chasidish kehillah in my city for my daughter reporting her abuser I can see such a change in the comments on blogs that people are more now supporting victims then ever before all we need now is Rabbonim in a big way to stand for what's right

Mendel said...

So far this year 77 suicides in NY only

Heshy Gelbstein said...

Stop judging people. Stop using the Torah to justify your judgment

Unknown said...

OTD lives matter!!!

Anonymous said...

religion is shit

Anonymous said...

And what are you?

Anonymous said...

How many pizzas did you eat in your life that you're such an expert about the BASHT? And btw the path of the BASHT is long gone actually way over 100 years that the real derech from the BASHT disappeared

Achdus said...

Your shit definitely not religion.

Avrohom Monheit said...

So damn right

Anonymous said...

Who said he was abused? I love how people make things up. There are plenty people who for whatever reason who are born with mental illness which has nothing to do with abuse. I love how everyone comments here about getting rid of abusers- while that is true it has nothing to do with this tragic circumstances of this person's death. What should be stressed is that as a community we need to get rid of the stigma of mental illness- that ppl don't have to go to therapists in fear- that family members and friends can know so they can help and be a support system. .and there are many people who need help who are not getting any, or are not getting the correct treatment because they are afraid of ruining their chances in shidduchim or shidduchim with other family members. . This is the Shanda that we as a community have to fix!

Anonymous said...

Just the bris milah itself is a horrendous abuse of a helpless child it is a trauma that stays in the psych.

HaGaon said...

"@ Anonymous said...
religion is ...
July 14, 2016 at 10:08 PM"

Go ahead blame it on religion!

Its amazing how people just find someone to blame on everything. If you are Haredi - you will blame him as not being Haredi enough. If you oppose religion - you will blame it on religion etc.

At the end of the day - this is beyond tragic and sad!
A young life has been ended so tragic!
There is a family mourning.
People that will have to live with it for the rest of their lives.
People that will not forgive themselves. - Perhaps more could have been done!

Speaking about religion - facts show - the ones that are TRULY religious within live much more a meaningful and happy life.
The ones that are truly religious (i am not speaking wearing a certain dress code, etc!) rarely commit suicide.
The secular world is not too much of an happier place!

OTD do not lead happier lives - yes they had issues and tried blaming it on religion.
But in a long term perspective, after enjoying the run - they are back to a life with nothing to live for!

Sad... sad...sad...

Sam Charach said...

Is there a common denominator of all the cases , how can we find out & correct it
The Gemura says even if U C Somone chasing a person into a building with a knife and he comes out & the knife is bloody & the person is dead & nobody else around u still can't say that the man with the knife killed the other person because no witness
So true in this Case you can't say that he did it to himself , he's not here to defend himself

Anonymous said...

Pitzlaw, I want to discuss your offer to pay for mental health intervention. Please post your email address. Thank you!

Mendel said...

It has nothing to do with religion,

France is a beautiful country it's the French people that ruin it

The same the Jewish religion is a wounderful way of life it's just the leaders that ruining it

Anonymous said...

i know this family personally. they are amazing ppl. and hte happiest sweetest couple. just because they look and dress the way they do, does not mean they are OTD. they were very proud from where they came from and and what they are making of themselves today. just because they look the way they do- for whatever reason we cannot judge. one thing for sure OTD's and many many of these children from chassidish families who follow such a path are struggling with internal battles. many do what they do because they are covering up for their inner pain. we must look out for them and love them and take care of them. it is our duty to get them the help they need whether from a traumatic situation in their lives or living like that all their lives. we have to get this 'cookie cutter' mold idea out of our heads and love each child for who they are. we cannot blame a situation in life for causing this. WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF THEM so they can look back and be proud of how far theyve come. you will be sorely missed yanky. pray for all you friends to be able to live their lives to the fullest.

Anonymous said...

65 Jewish suicide deaths is 1000 too many!!! these children are bleeding inside. blaming rabbonim or teachers or parents is the wrong way to go!! its easy to blame, it makes you feel good! a person needs to be strong to overcome blaming and make a life for themselves. if they cant do it on their own we need to help them!
my friend helps with the tahara of such children. many have tattoos of broken hearts. What does that tell us?????? They're crying from pain. Thye need our help.

HaGaon said...

12:36 PM
12:47 PM
"They're crying from pain"
So true - blaming it here and there will not help.
EVERYONE is responsible for this tragedy!
It is/was a Jewish Neshamah that was in pain. Anyone could have just said a nice word to these broken neshames.

All I can say - I do not envy the Gihenom of leaders and Mosdos that are part of this. After all this could happen to any ones child. No one is prone!

Italian Princess said...

I heard by insiders he was killed by the italian mafia

Italian Princess said...

I heard by many people he was killed by the Italia Mafia the police got a call saying "just say he committed suicide" what I have to say to people who "think " they have a mental illness just remember one thing you staying sick is what keeps the pharmaceutical industries richer..I don't believe in mental illness I believe that drugs can screw up a person's brain.. cocain ecstasy and heroin even medication. the government is very corrupted...

Italian Princess said...

Yes by the italian mafia

just a yid said...

This is the first suicide by elevator shaft that i have ever read about. Is it not strange that someone would commit suicide in a way that if it does not kill him would leave him potentially an invalid for the remainder of his life.
This entire story does not have the ring of truth to it

Anonymous said...

It's unfair to put most of the blame on rabbonim, parents, friends or family. Most parents try very hard to deal with their children's problems, including rebbes , but don't always succeed.At the end, the child's life is his responsibility for better or worse. Im not saying it's their fault, I'm saying responsibility, because at the end if they refuse help or can't help themselves then why blame others.It's a terrible thing and right now nobody has the ansewers because it's a pretty new happening and increasing at an alarming rate every day. Somebody should make an emergency asifeh starting next week.

אברעמעלע said...

1) It doesn't say anywhere that he was abused.

2) Medication must be monitored to make sure it's the right one for that person. They can bring the exact opposite of the intended result.

3) Sort of off topic because he wasn't OTD but I feel like I need to say it. OTDs need to stop whining. If they don't believe in G-d then life is meaningless because life and death are accidents or in some cases a choice. You came from nowhere and you're going nowhere so sing heartfelt songs and drop a flower on an OTD grave and move on. If you do believe in G-d show it!

Anonymous said...

What I want to know was who killed him because it could have been extremist haredi jews or mafia honestly I keep thinking about him and im crying inside.

Anonymous said...

SHUT THE FUCK UP you people that brainwash the society into thinking their all mental for your own personal gain to get more rich let me tell you many people in the world are going to rise up against their governments you'll see I've seen I know it will happen. We are living in a corrupted world with greedy rich people in power and people are not sick they just don't know how to overcome their stress and move on learn to meditate or try yoga follow your heart and soul follow what you feel not what others want if your not happy move to a far a way place where you will be sit among trees and nature and earth re connect with your soul and speak to yourself you do not need to listen to others you need to search the answers inside you follow your neshama dont ever give up and dont ever think the system doctors or government is on your side the system is all about money and power people who kill people and get away with usually stage it as a suicide so its important to know he wouldn't do this I feel within my soul he didn't kill himself the world needs to awaken and stand up because all lives matter!

Anonymous said...

Don't force your thinking onto others that is your opinion

william gran said...

Lol

Anonymous said...

Wtf r u talking about u can believe in god even if udon't believe in organized religion

Anonymous said...

Could we make an organization to help troubled youth lzecher nishmas Yanky? Maybe Pitzlaw could give the first donation

orah said...

I'm totally shocked! I've seen the beautiful pics and he seem to be a Guy who was having a great time.I don't see any OTD signs here,the fact he left chassidus doesn't bother the fact he was still close to Hashem,in a sense closer than many of others who dress chassidish and live a double life...oh and maybe hardly believe in Hashem...
Obviously he has some mental issues that weren't taking care successfully,and who knows how many people suffer in silence like him.
My heart goes to his beautiful family.May Hashem give them the chizuk they need in this tragic time.

Anonymous said...

Why he died ? I didn't understand I'm from Argentina

Anonymous said...

What I don't understand is this OTD business...Why do we sit and judge people?? No one knows a persons struggles or accomplishments to get to where they are. What you don't see is the good these people have done in their lives. What you don't see is the sweetest young women who is now an almana or what a wonderful person her husband was. If he did have such a tragic death why do we sit and judge? Why don't we try to help or at least pray for the family? Just because your so frum doesn't mean you have the right to judge - remember your not immune to judgement either. In all honesty, having a black hat on your head does not give you a leeway to talk bad about others- if anything before you feel so smug about being a frum Jew, take a good hard look at yourself and see how you are treating others.

Anonymous said...

why dont we end all this in a prayer-
a prayer to his family that they overcome this in dignity and grace.
a prayer to his wife, that she have the strength to move on from this tragedy and be able to lead a happy fulfilling life. a prayer that she pass this test with strength that g-d has given her. a prayer that hte rest of her life should only be built on one good after the other.
a prayer that we only learn from this and grow. That we can look out for each other and help those in a time of need.
Is this not what am yisroel is all about?

Anonymous said...

July 17, 2016 at 11:54 PM

AMEN!!!