Bomb Found Near Rav Tzvi Kaplan’s Yeshiva


trav-zvi-kaplanA explosive device  found this afternoon near a well-known Yerushalayim yeshiva has been defused, has learned. The device was found next to Yeshivas Kodshim, which is led by its rosh yeshiva, Rav Tzvi Kaplan. The yeshiva, located in the Ezras Torah neighborhood, is comprised of bochurim from North America who desire to learn mesechtos of Seder Kodshim following the Brisker mehalech.

Rav Kaplan, who learned at Rav Avrohom Yehoshua Soloveitchik’s Yeshivas Brisk on Rechov Press before opening his own yeshiva, is a son-in-law of Rav Michel Feinstein zt”l, who, in turn, was a son-in-law of the Brisker Rov, Rav Yitzchok Zev Soloveitchik zt”l.

The explosive device was found on Rechov Eli Hakohen. A robotic unit was utilized by police to inspect the explosive package and defuse it, ensuring that it would not present a danger to local residents. The nature of the bomb and its intended destination are unclear at this time, but, according to police, the incident is not terror-related.

In other news at Rav Tzvi Kaplan’s yeshiva, a talmid of the yeshiva who had been in a coma for a week after he broke his leg (see here and here) has emerged from the coma and been responsive. All are asked to continue davening for Mordechai Sholom ben Sarah.

{ Global Newscenter}


  1. The story happened even closer to R’ Dovid Soloveichik’s yeshiva. R’ Dovid is a son of the Brisker Rav, R’ Yitzchok Zev, who was a son of R’ Chaim Brisker.

  2. BH Mordy is getting better. Can’t wait to play him football again. Great ballplayer.

    On the light side, waitinfg for a frum comment that its Siyayta DShmaya that Mordy is hospitalized because otherwise he would have been by the bomb site when it was intended to blow up

  3. Thank G-d !

    Let’s hope the perpetrators of this evil deed are apprehended and punished. Jerusalem must fulfil its role as the City of Peace. The Holy City must be a mirror of humankind’s aspirations. It must attract and reflect the light of goodness.

  4. to jewinjerusalem & EVERONE ELSE

    The Rambam says ??? ???????? ?? ????? ??? ????? ?????, “there are no Tragedies in the world except because of “??? ????? . From the year 2001 until the year 2009 what happened in the world? First we had September 11 2001. where over 3000 people died in one day (only one other day was there that 3000 people died in one day & that was during the Civil War) what happened then? Everyone was effected with loss of family & jobs, & we each ask ourselves as we say in Yiddish “Vos Vil De Eibishter Fun Mir” (what does Hashem want from me) for a short while we feel it & then it leaves us & we all forget about it. What happened in September of 2005? the Tsunami hit from the Indian Ocean. Where over 110,000 people died & another 1,000,000 people became homeless & lost their jobs & their lives were destroyed & again we say “Vos Vil De Eibishter Fun Mir”. & the same thing happens (we feel it for a while & then forget about it). What happened in 2006? Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans [here in America] where thousand more AGAIN lost their lives & thousands of others lost family & jobs. & then what happened in 2008? the Market crashed & people lost millions & billions of dollars, with thousands of other people losing their jobs . With the Lehman Brothers Market Crashing & General Motors Going Bankrupt etc… Each time we say the same thing to ourselves “Vos Vil De Eibishter Fun Mir” (what does Hashem want from me) & then after a short while we just forget about it like it never happened. We all think that the Riches that i have are because of ME & the work i did for my Business, we forget that Hashem sent us all this money & everything in the world he is watching every day. We have to remember that all this is Happening because of ??? ???????? ????? ??? ????? ?????, all this is because we don’t take these signs from Hashem for us to return to him. Hopefully now we can take these signs & prevent other tragedies from happening.