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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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 floor.
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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