Dual citizens all
All four victims of Tuesday morning's 'Palestinian' terror attack were US or British citizens
Police revealed that all four victims were dual citizens, with three
holding American citizenship, and the fourth British citizenship.
Kupinsky (43) lost his 13-year-old daughter Chaya Hana two years ago.
Goldberg (68) made aliyah (immigration) to Israel in 1991, and leaves
behind a wife and six children. Rabbi Levine (50) leaves behind a wife
and nine children, as well as five grandchildren.
Rabbi Twersky was born in the US and made aliyah in 1990 with his
family. He leaves behind a wife, five children and ten grandchildren.
Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, a prominent head of the Lithuanian hareidi
community, eulogized the rabbi saying "he was a great and holy man. He
was so close to G-d in his holy life and was murdered in the middle of
his prayer, with the tefilin (phyllacteries) on his head."
Rabbi Twersky's funeral was to be held at 2 p.m. at the Torat Moshe yeshiva in Sanhedria.
The funeral services for Rabbi Levine, Mr. Kupinsky, and Mr. Goldberg
began at 3 p.m. at the synagogue in which they were murdered, the Kehillat Bnai Torah Yeshiva Synagogue in Har Nof.
As I mentioned earlier, R. Moshe Twersky
grew up here in Boston and was a class ahead of me in school.
One of the victims of this morning's deadly attack at a Jerusalem
synagogue has been identified as the "Rosh Kollel" of the Torat Moshe
yeshiva, Rabbi Moshe Twersky.
Torat Moshe Yeshiva, sometimes called ToMo for short by its
students, is an advanced level English-speaking yeshiva named for Rabbi
Moshe Soloveitchik and founded by his grandson, Rabbi Moshe Meiselman.
Rabbi Twersky was among four people murdered when two Palestinian terrorists stormed the Kehillat Bnai Torah Yeshiva Synagogue in Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood armed with axes, knives and guns during morning prayers.
Eight other people were injured in the ensuing slaughter - four of
them seriously. Harrowing pictures from the scene showed bodies still
wrapped in their prayer shawls (tallitot) and tefilin scattered on the
May God Have mercy on the families of the victims and may all of those wounded enjoy speedy and full recoveries.
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