Tragedy in Uman: Bochur Drowns in Yom Tov Accident

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umanA 19-year-old Israeli bochur passed away in Uman, Ukraine, on Thursday, the first day of Rosh Hashanah after being swept away by a river while toiveling.

A Zaka volunteer in Uman, Shimi Grossman, told Arutz Sheva that the tragedy occurred as a group of Brelover men were saying Tashlich near a body of water. The bochur went into into the water to toivel himself. When he did not resurface, his companions made many efforts to retrieve him, but were unsuccessful.

Some ran for help, and managed to find a former professional diver who was also in Uman for the Yom Tov. The diver found the young man, but attempts to resuscitate him were not successful.

Breslover chassidim gathered around the body and recited Tehillim around the clock until after Shabbos, when they began to transport the body to Eretz Yisroel for kevurah as quickly as possible.

Umacha Hashem dimah mei’al kol ponim.

{Arutz Shevah/Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}

5 COMMENTS

  1. turn straight to hashem for ALL help & don’t depend on others. When these people depend on others (rather politicians or rebbe’s etc…) thats when they leave Hashem with no choice but to make these tragedies R”L happen. to show that its hashem that runs the world & give hatzlacha etc… not the shlich or rebbe you turned to for help

    May the niftars neshama have an aliyah & MAY ALL KLAL YISROEL BE IN YERUSHALYIM FOR THIS SUCCOS WITH THE BAIS HAMIKDOSH

  2. #2, you are either very young and very unevolved in your yiddishkeit, or very misled.
    We show rachmonus for such a situation, not criticism ,get it?
    I think that r”l tragedies have happened to all types of yidden, and I really can’t imagine that its because of what you say, that sounds like you didn’t think that out first before you posted it.
    In all the times when Yidden were being persecuted, was it only the ones who had a shliach or rebbe?
    THINK FIRST before posting. Think of what Jewish values really are, don’t just rely on your brain which could easily make a mistake.

  3. to #3
    today klal yisroel is holding on a very low level of bitachon & emunah (faith & trust) in hashem, when a tragedy occurs R”L a person immediately looks for a way out so he could avoid the wakeup call from Hashem of why the tragedy happened R”L. but in all honesty we know the truth of why it happened. we are just facing a major problem of FACING REALITY…. now -before yom kippur- is the time to confess to hashem & tell him we get your Kletzky R”L wakeup call message & your 7 tzeddikim niftar in 5 weeks wake up call etc… & FACE REALITY. if klal yisroel did this then it would bring us all to teshuva & Geula WITH MASHIACH

    MAY MASHIACH BE HERE SOON & may we all do teshuva so we can all say goodbye to tragedies

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