Three Weeks Later: Update On Krasny Children


krasny-fire[Donate link below.] Four-year-old Yitzchok Isaac Krasny is doing remarkably better three weeks after a devastating fire took the life of his brother Avigdor and wiped out his family’s  apartment, has learned. All are urged to continue davening for him.

18-month-old Ettil was slated to undergo surgery today and all are asked to continue saying tefillos for Ettel bas Chana.

“Please let your readers know that everyone’s tefillos are working wonders,” a close friend of the family told today. “Yitzchok Isaac is worlds better, boruch Hashem, and more tefillos will continue hastening his recovery, please G-d.”

The Shemini Atzeres fire that claimed the life of 8-year-old Avigdor Krasny broke out as Rabbi and Mrs. Yaakov and Chana Krasny were in their sukkah on a second-floor porch of their apartment on Avenue P in Flatbush.

Reb Yaakov ran into the home to try to pull out his six children, and while he heroically ran into the burning home multiple times and rescued five of his children, he tragically couldn’t reach his son, Avigdor, who tried to escape the flames through a third-floor window.

New York City Fire Department officials later said that an electric griddle ignited a wooden counter in the kitchen, causing the blaze.

5-year-old Miriam, 7-year-old Nosson Tzvi and 10-year-old Shimon are all doing well.

Reb Yaakov Krasny is a dedicated mispallel at Bais Yisroel Torah Center, Rav Avigdor Miller’s shul, which is now led by his grandson, Rav Eliyahu Brog. Reb Yaakov, a close talmid of Rav Miller, is a distinguished member of the kollel at the Mirrer Yeshiva in Flatbush.

Rav Mechel Rosenbaum along with his wife and 13 children lived on the first floor of the home they shared with the Krasnys. As a result of the extensive fire damage, the Rosenbaums have had to find temporary lodgings for their large family.

The Krasny family have temporarily moved into the home of noted baalei chessed Rabbi and Mrs. Avrohom Kunstlinger in Flatbush.

Those wishing to participate in helping the families may make checks out to Keren Hatzalos Nefashos and mail them to:

Keren Hatzalos Nefashos

Rav Eliyahu Brudny

1752 East 18th Street

Brooklyn, NY, 11229.

To donate online, click here.

See below for photos of the damage done by the fire:

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 {Noam Newscenter}


  1. I really appreciate updates so we’re not left wondering what happened (especially when we are asked to daven).

    Thanks for posting.