The Victims in Today’s Attack, Hy”d


yitzchak-imesThe four Yidden murdered in today’s Chevron-area terror attack were Talya and Yitzchak Imes (pictures), who are survived by six children; Kochava Even-Chaim; and Avishai Shendler.

“Talya and Yitzhak raised their children with joy and modesty,” residents of Beit Hagai said today.

The deadly attack took place not far from home, at the Bani Noam junction. Talia and Yitzhak are survived by a one-and-a-half-year-old infant and five other children, the oldest of which is 19.

One of the community’s residents said the couple was ideological, and during the Gaza pullout joined the struggle against the decision and even temporarily moved to Gush Katif.

Kochava Even-Chaim was a teacher in the community of Efrat in Gush Etzion and is survived by her husband and eight-year-old daughter. Meir Damari, a resident of Beit Hagai said, “Only after many years…did Kochava bring a child into the world. Now she is left without a mother,” he said sadly.

Avishai Shendler just recently moved to Beit Hagai. “He and his wife quickly integrated in life in the community here. Avichai was always full of energy and joy,” Damari said.

Regional Council head Zviki Bar-Hai said today, “The people of Israel have lost four of their people and three families were affected. Beit Hagai is a strong community, and with God’s help, we will overcome. This is an opportunity for self-examination for Israel before Rosh Hashanah, to question who desires life and who seeks murder and blood.”

 {Yair Israel}


  1. with obama ending Iraqi War. why are we allowing this muslim president to continue to make us believe that we can make peace with these palestinian animals whom declare every day that they want to kill us??????
    It’s time to throw this non-existant nationality out of Israel so we can truly live in peace.
    Enough of the double talk garbage that spews out of obama’s moouth!!!!!!!!!!
    Everytime he equates the paleastinian struggle with peace and blames israel’s constructing housing as anti- peace proves to the world that this man Barak Husein BIn Laden Obama is a true Muslim and is out for the destruction of Israel & the Jewish people.

  2. The people settling in these dangerous areas are probably well meaning, and it is true that till mosiach comes (BB) no place is secure, however, besides the inyan of MERIDA B’EMOS which is for itself a issur chomer, who can take upon himself to put himself and his family in such danger? The whole STATE OF ISREAL is not worth the spilled blood of ONE JEW. I am familiar with the argument that IT IS OUR LAND. True, but we all know UMIPNEI CHATUEINU GULINU MEIARTZEINU. and only HASHEM can give it back to us. Besides, would any of us risk ourselvs and family to move to harlem even though we have every right to live there?

  3. But what is worth sacrificing our lives for , going to the Catskills, every summer at least 4-5 Jews are killed in vacation related accidents upstate , but then thats “worth it ”
    By the way there are more than a few Jews living in Harlem these days and there is even a Chabad minyon on 118th St and Manhattan Ave and Chabad activiites at CCNY on 135th Street.The Old Broadway Shul continues to function in harlem as well.