Tragedy in Yerushalayim: Habochur Yisroel Rosenblum z”l

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yerushalayim-accident7:40 p.m. IDT/12:40 p.m. EST [Levaya update below.]: A tragic accident in Yerushalayim this afternoon has taken the life of habochur Yisroel Rosenblum, a 20-year-old American bochur who was a talmid at Yeshivas Mir-Yerushalayim. The accident took place on Rechov Haturim, at the corner of Rechov Rashi in the Mekor Boruch section of Yerushalayim, when a cement mixer truck hit Yisroel, who was riding a motorbike.

Ichud Hatzolah arrived at the scene and treated Yisroel, who was bleeding profusely. He was taken to Hadassah Hospital, where he was placed, unconscious, on a respirator. He subsequently passed away from his wounds.

Yisroel is a son of Rabbi and Mrs. Moshe and Maita Rosenblum of Flatbush. Reb Moshe, a talmid of Rav Shlomo Wolbe zt”l, is one of the editors of the Shottenstein Shas published by ArtScroll. Mrs. Maita Rosenblum has worked for many years at the Mirrer Yeshiva of Flatbush. Yisroel is a grandson of Rav Shraga Moshe Kalmanowitz zt”lrosh yeshiva of the Mirrer Yeshiva, and a great-grandson of Rav Avrohom Kalmanowitz zt”l, founding rosh yeshiva of the Mirrer Yeshiva. He is also a nephew of Israeli Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman.

Rabbi and Mrs. Rosenblum are traveling to Eretz Yisroel for the levaya, which is expected to be held tomorrow in Yerushalayim.

Yehi zichro boruch.

Update: The levaya will be held at 10:30 p.m. tonight in front of Yeshivas Mir-Yerushalayim.

{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel/Dovid Bernstein-Matzav.com Newscenter}

30 COMMENTS

  1. The U.S. State Department has a warning out to all travelers about the dangerous drivers in Israel.

    Motorcycle driving is dangerous all over. There is a reason why motorcyclists are referred to as “organ donors”.

  2. Baruch Dayin HaEmes….

    Such a Sweet Bocher….

    always had a smile on his face….

    Such a tragedy….

    I’m at loss for words….

    We can only daven and Bentch the Mishpachois that HaKodosh Baruch Hu should send a Nechuma to the Entire Rosenblumand Kalmanovitz Mishpachois and may we only be hearing and Sharing Simchois in Klal Yisroel.

  3. Baruch Dayin HaEmes….

    Such a Sweet Bocher….

    always had a smile on his face….

    Such a tragedy….

    I’m at loss for words….

    We can only daven and Bentch the Mishpachois that HaKodosh Baruch Hu should send a Nechuma to the Entire Rosenblum and Kalmanovitz Mishpachois and may we only be hearing and Sharing Simchois in Klal Yisroel.

  4. #6 you are strange.
    Being related to Yakov Neeman is honorable, would you have felt better if there was a sentence–mechitza in between the names.

  5. Lets at least learn soetning from this tragedy: Perhaps its time for parents to stop letting their kids drive around Israel on Tus-tuses – they are deathly! There is a reason that insurance for them costs almost more than the vehicle itself!!!

  6. he was my roomate in yeshiva in isreal and he was sucha beutifull person always happy with a smile very peacefull person and loved by all his freinds ..this was a very big loss may his neshama have a aliya and reach the highest piont in ganeden..i love u sruli you will be missed

  7. he was my friend i loved him he was the sweetest kid in the world he did nothing to harm any1 i love him and i miss him i want him back to say bye. iknow he is in a better place now were there is no bad and only good may hashem see the beauty in him and may he send us good luck in the future.may his neshama have a aliya. love yoel your good friend.

  8. One of the nicest and funnest people I’ve ever had the honor of being with. He was always honest with me and a loyal friend!

    I was looking forward to seeing you again. This is a horrible thing to have happened to you. I hope if you are reading this that you know how sad I am that you are gone. Please put in a good word upstairs for me…. I could really use it.

  9. Didn’t know him well, but I know enough to know he was a really nice guy, and pretty funny. Good hearts lost are always sad.

    J.

  10. Sruly was my roomate in monsey for about a year. During that time I got to know him well. He was one of the nicest people I ever met. The kindest heart and I will miss him dearly. May his soul have an aliya in heaven. R.I.P

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