The troubled Yerushalmi man who was killed Tuesday afternoon in a suicidal stabbing attempt of security officers stationed at the Hizme checkpoint was a member of the Mir yeshiva’s kitchen staff, the Behadrei Haredim website reported.
The 20-year old Pisgat Ze’ev resident left a note detailing his mental and emotional anguish. The man reportedly was exempted from IDF service due to a history of mental illness.
Mir students and staff members were shocked to discover that the downtrodden individual was a yeshiva employee who worked in the kitchens serving thousands of Mir talmidim over the past two years.
“He worked with me for the last two years,” said a kitchen staff member. “He was a very quiet, very introverted employee; he took the directions he was given very seriously. I rate him as a 10.”
“He merited to feed thousands of yeshiva students every day. All the other workers around him liked him, and personally I liked him very much as well. It’s still hard for me to digest that he was involved in this incident. It’s unbelievable. It doesn’t fit him or his personality. He will be greatly missed.”