Updated: Boruch Hashem – Boro Park Girl in Menorah Fire ‘Going to Be Fine’


menorah-fire1Updated: The Boro Park girl hurt in the menorah-sparked fire is on the mend, boruch Hashem. An ambulance crew pulled 3-year-old Tzivia Friedman from her burning home last night after she suffered serious burns to her┬áhands and feet. “She’s okay,” her mother, Chaya Sara Friedman, now says. “She’s going to be fine.”

The global frum community breathes a sigh of relief and thanks Hakadosh Boruch Hu for this year’s Chanukah miracle.

Yidden all over the globe had been davening for Tzivia Itta bas Chaya Sara.

Tzivia and her four sisters – including a twin – were with an elderly baby-sitter while their parents were away. An oil menorah toppled over and started the fire at 9:37 p.m. There was no fire alarm in the apartment, fire officials said.

Tzivia was at Staten Island University Hospital, where the baby-sitter was also hospitalized in serious but stable condition. Two of the other children, including the twin sister, sustained minor injuries.

{Dovid Bernstein-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. I believe the remarkable recovery was due to the spontanous tehillim chain that developed on http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news after the article on “PHOTOS & UPDATE Child critically burned from fire in Boro Park home.” Even look at the times of the posting when the tehillim was going to be said. It should be a light for all, and a great example of the koach of tehillim,achdus, and a positive use of the Internet ( and justifying the time wasted on reading”the news…”)
    Me kmocha umcha yisroel…

  2. It was a Non-Yiddishe fire fighter, that ran into a burning house, in hopes of saving this girl.
    Mi K’Amcho Yisroel.
    A Yiddishe Haartz is a Yiddishe Haartz.

  3. #3.

    Do you mean non-Jewish or non-frum?

    (Non-Jewish firefighters risk their lives all the time to save people – Jewish or not Jewish. Most of the firefighters who died on 9/11 saving people at the Twin Towers were not Jewish.(


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