Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thousands Attend Funerals of Har Nof Synagogue Massacre Victims

Family members of Aryeh Kupinsky (C), aged 43, an immigrant from the United States, gather at his body covered in a prayer shawl as two other victims of an attack by Palestinians are also in vans during their funeral service outside the Yeshiva in Har Nof, a religious neighborhood in west Jerusalem, where they were slain earlier 18 November 2014. Also killed was Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, an immigrant from Britain, and Rabbi Kalman Levine, an immigrant from the US. Media reports state that two Palestinians armed with an axe, kitchen knives and a pistol killed four worshippers and injured eight others at a Jerusalem synagogue early 18 November, before being shot dead by Israeli police. The attack, which lasted seven minutes until the first police arrived, occurred during morning prayers. (Credit: EPA)

The four victims were Rabbi Moshe Twersky, hy"d, 'Rosh Kollel' for the 'Torat Moshe' yeshiva; Rabbi Kalman Levine, hy"d; Aryeh Kupinsky, hy"d, and Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, hy"d. 

Police revealed that all four victims were dual citizens, with three holding American citizenship, and the fourth British citizenship.

Kupinsky (43) lost his 13-year-old daughter Chaya Hana two years ago. 

Goldberg (68) made aliyah (immigration) to Israel in 1991, and leaves behind a wife and six children. 

Rabbi Levine (50) leaves behind a wife and nine children, as well as five grandchildren.

Rabbi Twersky was born in the US and made aliyah in 1990 with his family. He leaves behind a wife, five children and ten grandchildren. Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, a prominent head of the Lithuanian hareidi community, eulogized the rabbi saying "he was a great and holy man. He was so close to G-d in his holy life and was murdered in the middle of his prayer, with the tefilin (phyllacteries) on his head."

Rabbi Twersky's funeral was to be held at 2 p.m. at the Torat Mosheyeshiva in Sanhedria. 

The funeral services for Rabbi Levine, Mr. Kupinsky, and Mr. Goldberg began at 3 p.m. at the synagogue in which they were murdered, theKehillat Bnai Torah Yeshiva Synagogue in Har Nof. 
Thousands showed up for the funeral of the three, including President Reuven Rivlin.

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Anonymous said...

Fox News was told by Justice Dept officials that they are assigning FBI agents to investigate who ordered the attack (which so far appears to PFLP).

But as long as that lowlife Holder is still in charge don't expect much from the "investigation".

14 relatives of the 2 cousin rotzchim were arrested this morning which Arabs started a riot when the police rounded them up.

Tntzb"h said...

Kupinsky & Goldberg are also rabbis by the way

Anonymous said...

Can someone explain to me how Israeli Arabs are getting guns? There is very tight gun control for instance in England & Canada which is why there is almost no gun violence there. And I would think that Israel has even tighter controls on these chamorim.