Erev Tisha B´Av 2014 ערב תשעה באב תשע״ד

Terror In Yerushalayim: One Killed, Six Hurt When Terrorist Goes On Rampage In Industrial Digger Reb Avrohom Wallis z”l

04August2014 http://matzav.com/terror-in-yerushalayim-one-killed-six-hurt-when-terrorist-goes-on-rampage-in-industrial-digger

A pedestrian was killed and six other people were wounded Monday afternoon when a terrorist went on the rampage in an industrial digger in central Yerushalayim.

One Israeli was murdered and five were wounded this afternoon when Muhammad Naif Ja’abis, of the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood in Jerusalem, drove a tractor and rammed it into a bus, turning it over and hitting a pedestrian. He was stopped after a police officer shot him dead. Another police officer was wounded while attempting to stop the terrorist.  The bus was fairly empty and so there were fewer casualties.

The attack occurred on Shmuel HaNavi Street/[Moshe Sachs St.ed.], just outside the Olive Tree Hotel. [near Chut shel Chessed Yeshiva ed.]

“A police officer at the scene stopped his car, got out, neutralized the terrorist and thus prevented a further attack,” the Jerusalem Police Spokesperson’s Office stated shortly after the attack.

Jerusalem has known other such attacks by Arab terrorists. In the summer of 2008, tractors were used to carry out two separate terror attacks in Jerusalem in the space of three weeks. In 2009, a tractor plowed into a police car on Menachem Begin Boulevard in Jerusalem. The driver was apparently also trying to hit a nearby bus, but missed. Two police officers were in the car when it was hit and both sustained mild injuries. Other police officers nearby shot the terrorist.  In October 2013, a Palestinian was shot dead after he rammed a tractor through the main gate of an army base located north of Jerusalem.

Photos: At the Levaya of Reb Avrohom Wallis Hy”D, Killed in Yerushalayim Tractor Attack http://matzav.com/photos-at-the-levaya-of-reb-avrohom-wallis-hyd-killed-in-yerushalayim-tractor-attack#more-106051

Photos: At the Levaya of Reb Avrohom Wallis Hy”D, Killed in Yerushalayim Tractor Attack http://matzav.com/photos-at-the-levaya-of-reb-avrohom-wallis-hyd-killed-in-yerushalayim-tractor-attack#more-106051

UPDATE: Reb Avrohom Wallis z”l, a 29-year-old chossid of Toldos Aaron, was killed in the accident.

He worked as a mashgiach for Asrah Kadishah at the construction site where the attack took place and also worked for the family Wallis tzitzis company.

He is survived by his parents, Rav and Mrs. Shimon Wallis, and his wife and six children. .

Yehi zichro boruch.

Tazpit News Agency

{Matzav.com Israel}

Chesed saves from hazards/death

From an e-mail to Jerusalem Cat

The day before Tisha B’Av there was a terror attack in Yerushalayim by a digger/tractor driver. Before he turned over a bus injuring some people inside and causing total loss damage to the bus he beat to death a Chasid, young father of 6 children, with the digging scoop of the tractor.

We received a firsthand report of a man who by normal schedule would have been on that bus. However that very same day he had different plans. He lives out of city and had offered to bring medicines to some neighbours from a pharmacy in the city to save them the trouble. To get to the pharmacy he had to go in the opposite direction on an internal line.

This act of chesed (charity) saved him.

Rav Avrohom Wallis HY”D (29), Father Of 6, Killed In Yerushalayim Terror Attack

From the Yeshiva World News 04August2014 http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/boruch-dayan-emmes/252947/rav-avrohom-vales-hyd-29-father-of-6-killed-in-yerushalayim-terror-attack.html
The pedestrian who was run over and killed R”L by the tractor terrorist a few short

Rav Avrohom Wallis HY”D, 29, a member of the Toldos Aaron Kehilla. He was a mashgiach for Asra Kadisha - See more at: http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/boruch-dayan-emmes/252947/rav-avrohom-vales-hyd-29-father-of-6-killed-in-yerushalayim-terror-attack.html#sthash.QKinQKt0.dpuf

Rav Avrohom Wallis HY”D, 29, a member of the Toldos Aaron Kehilla. He was a mashgiach for Asra Kadisha – See more at: http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/boruch-dayan-emmes/252947/rav-avrohom-vales-hyd-29-father-of-6-killed-in-yerushalayim-terror-attack.html#sthash.QKinQKt0.dpuf

hours ago has been identified as an avreich, Rav Avrohom Wallis HY”D, 29, a member of the Toldos Aaron Kehilla. He was a mashgiach for Asra Kadisha at the construction site.

The niftar was born and raised in Yerushalayim. His father, Rav Shimon Wallis, is a shochet and mashgiach for the Badatz Eida Chareidis. The niftar worked in the Wallis tzitzis factory run by an uncle.

The niftar is survived by his rebitzen and six children. The levaya will leave the Toldos Aaron Beis Medrash tonight, Tisha B’Av, at 22:00.

Boruch Dayan Ha’Emmes…

The Muqata

News/Media Website 06August2014 https://www.facebook.com/Muqata?fref=nf

9:42am From reader Zev Shandalov….making a shiva visit in Mea Shearim to the family of R’ Avraham Walles. …murdered in the Jerusalem terror tractor attack.

“Just returned from an surreal Shiva visit and want to share it with you. I decided to leave my comfort zone and venture deep into Meah Shearim where the family of Avraham Walles (hy”d) was sitting shiva. He is the man murdered in the terror attack the other day when an Arab overturned a bus, in Yerushalayim. If I had been wearing a neon green shirt I could not have stuck out any more. I, in my kippa seruga, non-white shirt surrounded by black and white. The family is Toldos Aharon chassidim (black and white striped frocks). I arrived and stood off to the side. Within seconds, one of the family (a brother) motioned me to take one of the empty chairs. I sat and listened as people attempted to comfort the bereaving family. As someone was speaking to him, the father kept glancing at me and, I assume, asking himself “who is this?” He then looked at me and his gaze asked to to speak. I told him I came from Maale Adumim and as soon as I heard the terrible news I felt I wanted to come and share in their pain. I said that it makes no difference about what one wears on the outside because INSIDE we are ALL part of the same Jewish family. He began to cry and say that indeed, we are all one family and Hashem’s children. When one of this brothers heard I was from Maale Adumim he asked me how about the condition of the security guard who was stabbed soon after the incident with his brother! When I said the HaMakom Yenachem to them, the father rose slightly, looked me in the eye and said “Thank you for coming. We all appreciate it so much.”
Am Yisrael Chai! May Hashem comfort the Walles family and all bereaved families among other mourners of Zion and Yerushalayim.”

Mr. Happy´s Comments:

This attack was at 13:40! We need all day learning or 1/2 Day Learning and 1/2 Day הפצה Haphatzah (Distribution of CD, Books, material) during Bein Hazmanim

Hundreds at Mir Yerushalayim Saved from Tractor Attack Due to Change in Bus Schedule

Hundreds at Mir Yerushalayim Saved from Tractor Attack Due to Change in Bussing Schedule http://matzav.com/photos-hundreds-at-mir-yerushalayim-saved-from-tractor-attack-due-to-change-in-bussing-schedule#more-106057

Hundreds at Mir Yerushalayim Saved from Tractor Attack Due to Change in Bus Schedule http://matzav.com/photos-hundreds-at-mir-yerushalayim-saved-from-tractor-attack-due-to-change-in-bussing-schedule#more-106057

Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shmuel_HaNavi_bus_bombing

The Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing was the suicide bombing of a crowded public bus (Egged bus 2) in the Shmuel HaNavi quarter in Jerusalem, Israel, on August 19, 2003. Twenty-four people were killed and over 130 wounded. Many of the victims were children, some of them infants.[1] The Islamist militant group Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

The attack

Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing was the suicide bombing of a crowded public bus (Egged bus 2) in the Shmuel HaNavi quarter in Jerusalem, Israel, on August 19, 2003. Twenty-four people were killed and over 130 wounded. Many of the victims were children, some of them infants. The Islamist militant group Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing was the suicide bombing of a crowded public bus (Egged bus 2) in the Shmuel HaNavi quarter in Jerusalem, Israel, on August 19, 2003. Twenty-four people were killed and over 130 wounded. Many of the victims were children, some of them infants. The Islamist militant group Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

On August 19, 2003 (22 Av 5763), a Hamas suicide bomber sent out by the organization’s Hebron cell disguised himself as a Haredi Jew and detonated himself on a No. 2 Egged bus traveling through Jerusalem’s Shmuel HaNavi neighborhood. He blew himself up after entering the back door.[2] The double-length bus was crowded with Orthodox Jewish children returning from a visit to the Western Wall. The huge explosion killed 7 children and 16 adults, among them an eight-months-pregnant woman, and injured more than 130 people. The bomb was spiked with ball-bearings designed to increase injuries on the crowded bus. Hamas said the bomber was a 29-year-old mosque preacher from the city of Hebron.

Because so many of the dead were young children,[3] the media dubbed it the “children’s bus”. According to an Associated Press report,

Strollers were scattered near the stricken bus, medics carried away children with blood-smeared faces and a baby girl died in a hospital before doctors could find her parents. At least five children were among the 18 dead in Tuesday’s suicide bombing by a Palestinian militant who blew himself up on a Jerusalem bus. Forty children were among more than 100 people injured. The attack was the 100th Palestinian suicide bombing against Israelis since the latest round of fighting began in September 2000. The youth of the victims stands out in that grim list, and the government said the choice of target was particularly cold-blooded.[4]

Fatalities

  • Avraham Bar-Or, 12, of Jerusalem.[5]
  • Binyamin Bergman, 15, of Jerusalem.[6]
  • Yaakov Binder, 50, of Jerusalem.[7]
  • Feiga Dushinski, 50, of Jerusalem.[8]
  • Miriam Eisenstein, 20, of Bnei Brak.[9]
  • Lilach Kardi, 22 (eight months pregnant), of Jerusalem.[10]
  • Menachem Leibel, 24, of Jerusalem.[11]
  • Elisheva Meshulami, 16, of Bnei Brak.[12]
  • Tehilla Nathanson, 3, of Zikhron Ya’akov.[13]
  • Chava Nechama Rechnitzer, 19, of Bnei Brak.[14]
  • Mordechai Reinitz, 49, of Netanya.[15]
  • Issachar Reinitz, 9, of Netanya.[16]
  • Maria Antonia Reslas, 39, of the Philippines.[17]
  • Liba Schwartz, 54, of Jerusalem.[18]
  • Hanoch Segal, 65, of Bnei Brak.[19]
  • Goldie Taubenfeld, 43, of New Square, New York.[20]
  • Shmuel Taubenfeld, 3 months, of New Square, New York.[21]
  • Rabbi Eliezer Weisfish, 42, of Jerusalem.[22]
  • Shmuel Wilner, 50, of Jerusalem.[23]
  • Shmuel Zargari, 11 months, of Jerusalem.[24]
  • Fruma Rahel Weitz, 73, of Jerusalem – died of her wounds on August 23.[25]
  • Mordechai Laufer, 27, of Netanya – died of his wounds on September 5.[26]
  • Tova Lev, 37, of Bnei-Brak – died of her wounds on September 12.[27]

Avraham Bar-Or

Binyamin Bergman

Yaakov Binder

Feiga Dushinski

Miriam Eisenstein

Lilach Kardi

Menachem Leibel

Elisheva Meshulami

Tehilla Nathanson

Chava Rechnitzer

Mordechai Reinitz

Issachar Reinitz

Maria Reslas

Liba Schwartz

Hanoch Segal

Goldie Taubenfeld

Shmuel Taubenfeld

Eliezer Weisfish

Shmuel Wilner

Shmuel Zargari

Fruma Rahel Weitz

Mordechai Laufer

Tova Lev

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From Arutz Sheva – Israel National News

At What Moment Should European Jews Leave?

Paula R. Stern 05August2014 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/15464#.U-DJm7uk2b9

Comment: Just because you live in the US does not exempt you from reading this and taking action!!

At what moment prior to the Holocaust should the Jews of Europe have chosen to leave? Was it in 1933, as Hitler was on the rise? Was it in 1938, when the Germans went on a killing spree, burning Jewish stores, homes and synagogues and beating Jews in the streets? Was it in 1939, when World War II began?

What was the moment in time when it became too late, that their fates were sealed…and where would they have gone? The United States turned them back to death; so did the British and many others.

We now know that these anti-Semites are the ultimate cowards and we do not fear them.

The buildup was, as it is today, subtle. Too subtle for us to understand, then, the full extent of destruction and death that can result from such hatred. We honestly didn’t know, didn’t believe. Sure, we’d been hated for centuries, but we lived by the absurd concept that it was good once, it would be good again. All we had to do was wait for it.

What World War II taught us was that this is a lie. Sometimes evil can win; sometimes evil can override the humanity and decency of the majority. Germany taught us that lesson and we must never forget it.

It is now 2014 and it is happening again. No, not concentration camps and gas chambers…yet…but those were not happening in 1933 either.

In the last few days, I received a series of messages from a Jew in Amsterdam. He wants me to give a message to Israelis who are visiting Europe. His message is chilling. Here’s what he wrote:

“It’s like before 1945, Germany has warned do not be recognizable as a Jew it’s too dangerous. It is in many EU countries like this. Israelis should know. Do not talk Hebrew and no Jewish dress like tzitzit [a fringed garment]. Europeans on the streets, warning Israelis who might go to Europe on vacation about Germany it was by the Jewish community leader of Germany. But it is also here [in the Netherlands], and every country of Europe. Better not to show that you are a Jew openly.

“No Kippah, or Tzitzit, and don’t speak Hebrew openly. I myself have been attacked six times but only with words, no beatings. In the Netherlands, it is mostly Moroccan boys and even girls, yesterday they attack party member of PVV (Wilders). I do see many Israeli tourist and they wear Kippah’s, but it is just to dangers to do so. You can wear one but hide it. Really, it feels like before 1945, but many people support Israel here. Only police and politicians do nothing. I work at a small Jewish memorial, and we were visited by the police and warned to be extra careful because of the danger of an attack”.

I read this several times and agonized over how to answer, over what to think. Finally, I asked if I could share this message here. And as I thought about it, I realized there are two messages here, not one.

First – there is a warning in Europe, being told quietly to Jews, but also to Israelis. This Jew in Europe is worried about Israelis coming to Europe. Afraid that they will feel they are free, as they are in Israel, to be what they were born to be. Proud. Strong. Jews. Out in the open, nothing to hide. We speak the language of our forefathers with pride; we wear the signs of being a Jew on our heads, on our bodies, in our hearts.

That is how we raise our children here in Israel. So different from how Jews are raising their young in America and especially different from how Jewish children are being raised in Europe.

My children do not know the fear of the ghetto; Israeli children do not know that to walk, to breathe, simply to exist is enough to cause hatred and anger outside the safe world where they were raised. Without thought, they speak an ancient language with modern words. They dress, without thought that the mere sight of a kippah (a yarmulka, a skull cap) could get them attacked. What do you mean we should hide what and who we are? It is as natural for my children to speak Hebrew as it is for them to breathe.

It is too dangerous to wear a kippah, to openly be seen as Jewish in Europe today. I didn’t write these words. They were sent to me by a Jew from the Netherlands – not even France and Germany, where we know that the level of hatred has risen tremendously.

And I beg him to leave. Why would you continue to live there? I hear many reasons – I accept none of them. I can’t.

The police and the politicians do nothing, he writes. Nothing. As before and during World War II, nothing. He writes to tell me to warn Israelis – this is where his mind is, his love and concern evident. If you come here, be careful, he begs.

I can imagine if I read this to my sons, what they would think. They would look at me like I was crazy. WE should be careful? What do they think we are? Let them try; we will beat them, kill them if they try to beat us, kill us. What, do you think it is 1940?

I have three sons – each stepped forward when called to the army; each came home with a 97 profile – that means the State of Israel examined them and found them to be in excellent health; strong, tall, proud.

Okay, the army didn’t find them proud…or maybe it did. Do you want to serve, each was asked. Are you willing to serve in a combat unit? Will you fight, with your body and soul for the State of Israel, for the Jewish State?

Yes…Yes…and Yes.

Each one has raised with the belief that he stands in front of Israel, in front of Jews and behind him stands a nation that will never bow to anti-Semites. We now know that these anti-Semites are the ultimate cowards and we do not fear them.

If they can live in a world where they can dress as they want, so can we. If they can speak the language of their fathers, so can we.

When my sons were called to the army, there were other questions that they were never asked and yet they were answered. Yes and No, as needed.

Will you protect Jews, not just here in Israel but around the world? Yes.

Will you be the ghetto Jews? No.

Will you, as a representative of the State of Israel, protect Jews here in our land, and everywhere in every land? Yes.

Will you allow others to demand you be other than what you are? No.

Will you sit in silence while Jews elsewhere suffer? No.

What will you do if that old hatred rises up again? Fight it.

What will you do for the Jews of France and Germany, Holland and the Netherlands and even, if it comes to it, for the Jews of the United States of America? And each son, every son of Israel answered. We will bring them home.

Bring them home. Come home. That is my response to this man, the second message I get from reading the above. He sits in the Netherlands and cares so much about my sons, as my sons care about him. He has reasons he can’t leave – too many Jews in Europe have reasons.

But the reasons have to be put aside or brought with you. Elderly parents – bring them; a thriving business, leave it, sell it. Don’t put things and money above your lives. Don’t wait until the doors close; until you can’t get out. Don’t wait until the violence comes to your city, never mind your door.

Get out of Europe now.

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From The Yeshiva World News

Valley Village: Suspicious Package Forces Evacuation At Shuls; LAPD Bomb Squad On Scene

31July2014 http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/headlines-breaking-stories/252320/los-angeles-suspicious-package-forces-evacuation-at-shuls-lapd-bomb-squad-on-scene-1228-pm-et.html

http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/headlines-breaking-stories/252320/los-angeles-suspicious-package-forces-evacuation-at-shuls-lapd-bomb-squad-on-scene-1228-pm-et.html

http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/headlines-breaking-stories/252320/los-angeles-suspicious-package-forces-evacuation-at-shuls-lapd-bomb-squad-on-scene-1228-pm-et.html

A person came in to Congregation Bais Tefila in Valley Village, CA this morning, dropped off a backpack and left the building which is located at Chandler and Whitsett. Anti-Semitic material was found with the backpack. The LAPD was called and they evacuated the shul and neighboring buildings including Valley Torah High School.

The bomb squad is currently en route.

Shacharis minyanim continued outside.

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Tisha B’Av 2014: The Children Are Ready III

 

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