Rav Mordechai Zev Wosner Attacked


liberty-nyRav Mordechai Zev Wosner, rov of Beis Medrash Machazeh Avrohom in Boro Park, was the victim of an attack last night in Liberty, NY, where is he spending his summer at Camp Kavunas Halev, which is located on Ferndale-Loomis Road, near Route 55.  Rav Wosner, who is rosh yeshiva of the Chernobler Yeshiva in Boro Park, is a son of Rav Chaim Wosner, former London Satmar Rov who recently moved to Bnei Brak, a son-in-law of Rav Chaim Elazar Friedman, Tenke Rov, and a grandson of Rav Shmuel Halevi Wosner, senior posek, author of Shevet Levi and rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin. 

Matzav.com spoke at length with Rabbi Katz of Camp Kavunas Halev about the incident. Rav Wosner, who spends the summer with his yeshiva at Kavunas Halev, was in the parking lot of the camp at the time of the incident. The attacker, a white male, looked at Rav Wosner in the eye, and, without saying anything, began hitting him relentlessly. Women in the camp who had been meeting in a nearby bungalow saw what was talking place and began yelling. Seeing the attention he was drawing, the attacker quickly fled on foot.

Paramedics treated Rav Wosner, who was rushed to Harris Hospital, but, boruch Hashem, Rav Katz told Matzav.com, he is not suffering from any serious injuries. Reports that he sustained significant head trauma are false. Rav Wosner’s talmidim, however, as well as the talmidim of Yeshiva Kavunas Halev, are shaken by the attack on the rosh yeshiva.

New York State Police are conducting an intensive investigation and searching for the perpetrator.

{Dovid Bernstein-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Rav Wosner is also a mechutan of Rav Mordechai Dovid Ungar of Bobov. Rav Wosner’s son is married to Rav Mordche Duvid’s daughter.

  2. Why is all the Yichus necessary? Would it be less of a crime if it happened to a “stam Ben Torah”?
    That is one of the problems, the “Heimisha” media creates! Everything is always about the Yichus! Then Matzav wonders why we have a Shidduch “crisis”, etc…

  3. hey no matter who you are and what yichus you have, if you wear a black hat ,shtriemel, payos, long or short beard,payos in front of you ears or behind your ears or no payos at all, a black yarmika or a kippa srugah or no kippa at all a jew is a jew and a jew hater will want to hurt you just beacuse you are a jew… its about time that the frum world will start adopting achdus and ahavat yisrael to all am yisrael and thats when at last mashiach will come not beacuse you have a bibber hat and a beard but beacuse you hve ahavas yisrael to all you brothers and sisters ….