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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Aharon Soffer, z"l?

A body was found around 5:00 this afternoon in the Jerusalem Forest near Yad Vashem. While they have not completed the identification yet, police believe it is the body of Aharon Soffer, the yeshiva student who has been missing since last Friday.
According to Yisrael Erlich, a United Hatzalah worker who was among the first on the scene, the body, found using a GPS program, closely matched the description of the 23-year-old, red-headed yeshiva student, who has spent the last year studying in Jerusalem.

“Soon after beginning our search we came across a man’s body among the shrubbery that seemed to match the missing student’s description,” said Erlich. “We immediately notified the police via our phone app, and a large group of police and rapid-responders quickly appeared on the scene.”

“I was not expecting the incident to end in such a horrific tragedy,” he continued.

The discovery was announced at approximately 5 p.m., less than five hours before a planned press conference and prayer vigil at the Western Wall arranged by Sofer’s parents was set to take place. Moshe and Chulda Sofer had previously flown in to Israel from Lakewood, New Jersey, to aid in the search.
If this is true, May God Comfort the family among all mourners for Zion and Jerusalem, and may they know of no more sorrow.


 DNA tests have now confirmed Sofer's identity. The funeral is Friday morning in Beit Shemesh. Hashem Yerachem (May God Have mercy).

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At 11:34 PM, Blogger Y Sasportas said...

Be ready for a slew of "proved" cover up stories to "prove" that he died from a fall from a cliff. Anybody willing to believe that is welcome to half of my shares in the Brooklyn Bridge.
Rav Kanievsky shlit"a plus 2 reliable real kabalist rabbis I know all said 4 days ago that the boy was alive & being held by arabs, & that he is in big danger. The time span to save him alive is very short.
This poor excuse for a government is unable to admit its failures.

At 11:38 PM, Blogger Max Coutinho said...


What a tragedy: one more in the midst of many.
If confirmed that it is indeed him, May Hashem's Light Comfort Aaron's family.

May Adonai Guide Israel.

At 12:11 AM, Blogger Lois Koenig said...

Baruch Dayan HaEmet.Aharon Soffer died in what was probably an accident in the forest. His parents are in Jerusalem since the other day, and he will be buried in Jerusalem. He was one of 10 children.

May he rest in peace.


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