Video, Photos: Shloshim of Martin Grossman Marked With Siyum Mishnayos

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martin-grossman-shloshim[Video and Photos below.] Last night, a siyum on Shisha Sidrei Mishnah was made by a group of bnei Torah for the shloshim of Mr. Martin Grossman, Michoel Yechiel ben Avraham. Because Mr. Grossman did not have family to learn for him, a number of people organized to have Mishnayos learned to serve as an aliyah for his neshama, especially in light of his tragic life and his sincere repentance at the end of his life.

Author’s note: It should be noted that we verified that the learning of the Mishnayos was not an attempt to apply misplaced accolades or similar descriptions upon the niftar, as was done by some people, but rather to simply provide zechuyos for the aliyah of his neshama. Unfortunately, an act of hashchasa, the tragic murder of an officer, led to the execution of Mr. Grossman, and the learning of Mishnayos should not detract from the pain of the slain officer’s family in any way.

Mr. Grossman was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Margaret “Peggy” Park, a Florida wildlife officer who was shot with her own gun in 1984 when he was 19 years old.

Mr. Grossman was the 69th person executed in Florida since the death penalty was reinstated in the sunshine state in 1979. He was the 25th by lethal injection.

Prior to Mr. Grossman’s execution neared one month ago, Jews around the world wrote to Florida Governor Crist, asking him for a 60-day stay of execution for Mr. Grossman, but the Governor ignored the requests to allow Grossman to repay his debt to society by serving the rest of his life in prison. Separately, 200 organizations, Jewish and non-Jewish, sent Governor Crist a petition requesting the stay of the execution, in order to properly file an official request for clemency.

The levaya of Mr. Grossman took place at the Nikolsberger Bais Medrash in Monsey and he was buried in the bais hakevaros in Liberty, NY.

Last night’s siyum for the shloshim took place in Lakewood, NJ.

Click below for an exclusive video of the siyum:

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See below for exclusive photos of the siyum:

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  1. can you cite any precedent in our mesora for such an affair. tell me which godol in our illustrious history had a shloshim asifa for a murderer .

    and your disclaimer is ANEMIC; This siyum mishnayis can only add to the pain of the slain officer’s family.

    i was repulsed when i heard the last speaker say “he should be a mailitz yosher far unz”

  2. May his neshomo have an aliya.

    It is important to note that Michoel Yechiel Grossman was niftar a complete baal teshuva. And a Baal Teshuva is not responsible in shmayim for anything prior to his teshuva.

  3. Yasher Koach matzav for sharing this video with us. I am so proud of all the yidden in this video who participated in this special siyum. They gave me much nochas. Michoel Yichiel ben Avraham’s neshoma should have an aliyah.

  4. I vehemently oppose the idea of making MG come across as some sort who died Al Kiddish Hashem. However being that those who were at the Siyum were under the impression that he was a troubled individual who became a Baal Teshuva afterwords I don’t feel it is right to scream against them

  5. As a BMG alumnus, I would like to express my shame of association with them. The only consolation is my hope that these people will be given as much attention as the ones who made a video of themselves eating on “Asoroh B’Teves” and then posting it on YouTube.

  6. I want to ask any one of you chosheveh Avreichim. Did you learn Mishnayos on Rav Shmuel Birnbaums etc. yearzeit or shloshim.

    Answer honestly if you can. If Grossman killed your mother or sister or maybe your daughter, would you learn mishnayos to “afford him zechusim”??

    There were two 4 year olds killed this month (one in boro park by a bus and one in front of South Fallsberg Yeshiva, Did you learn for these kinderlech. Did you say tehillim for these mothers nebach who need our prayers to withstand such tsuris as seeing their child being killed.

  7. It brings tears of joy to my eyes to hear aboyt these Yidden — who didn’t know Reb Mechoel Yechiel Grossman a”h at all — make asiyum l’zecher nishmas his neshama since Reb Mechoel Yechiel a”h had no kroivim to do so for him.

    Mi K’Amchu Yisreol!!

  8. #13- one of the people there distributes 1000s of mussar seforim gratis (free) every zman, another one donated a mini-shas in the dining room to be used specifically during meal times L’iluy nishmas M.D.E.a”h. DID YOU LEARN FOR ALL THE PEOPLE THAT YOU MENTIONED

  9. The irony here is twofold, people are upset that theres mishnayis being said for him, for as far as they are concerned he’s a rasha, but one second does he not need mishnayis said for him all the more so if he was rushu and has no mishpacha unlike the two children kille in adur in boro park and south fallsberg? and if he doesnt then wow you consider him from the greatest people to ever live on this planet wow you really are condoning his murder wheres the sense of these hypocrites?

  10. lets get this strait, we know he killed someone, we dont know if he was “choser b’tshuvah”, why all the hate? YES, HE DID A TERRIBLE THING, but why is that a reason not to say mishnayos for him? If anything, its MORE of a reason to say it. NO HE DID NOT DIE “AL KIDDUSH HASHEM”, buut he might not have died a “rasha” either, its a sad story, we must learn what we can from it and that is that, no more reason to talk.

  11. We’re not Christians. He may have done as much teshuva as possible but as he couldn’t ask mechila from his victim, there may or may not be some reckoning left, so one can’t say he’s no longer culpable in any way.
    Unless you’re Hashem’s accountant in which case, never mind.

  12. Sorry for the late comment, as tomorrow will be achron shel pesach, but I just saw a comment from Dovid above…


    How you can opine that MG was “niftar a pure tzadik” is beyond me. How do you know? And how do all of the members of the MG cheerleading section know he did Teshuva?
    Dovid- I don’t know you – and this is a good thing, because you are sick and demented person. The same holds true for all of the other idiots who have made MG into some kind of navi or tzaddik.

    The public apotheosis of MG is a disgrace.


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