Friday, November 16, 2012

Killed on Mumbai Anniversary

The victims of Thursday's attack in Kiryat Malachi were identified as Ahron Smadga, Yitzchak Amsalam, and 25-year-old Mira Scharf (nee Cohen), who was pregnant.

By COLlive Staff

The victims

 Three Lubavitchers have been killed in a grad rocket attack on a Chabad neighborhood of Kiryat Malachi, Israel Thursday morning.

The victims were identified as Ahron Smadga, 50, Yitzchak Amsalam, 27, and Mira Scharf (nee Cohen), 25, who was 7 months pregnant.

Scharf's husband Shmuel was critically injured, as were their 3 children.

The Scharfs were active in the Jewish community in New Delhi, India.

Her funeral will take place Thursday at 8 pm from Shamgar Funeral Home in Jerusalem.

Today, Rosh Chodesh Kislev is the yahrtzeit of Mumbai Shluchim Rabbi Gabi and Rivky Holtzberg obm, murdered in a terrorist attack in 2008.

50-year-old Ahron Smadga leaves behind 3 children, a set of twins and a 2 year old baby, which were born after 14 years of marriage.

His funeral will take place Thursday at 8 pm from Nachlas Har Chabad.

Six others were injured in the attack, including two infants, one of them eight months old. An additional victim, a four year old boy, was taken to Tel Hashomer hospital in central Israel for treatment. along with his father. The boy was in serious condition, and the father in moderate condition.

Altogether, seven people were injured in the Kiryat Malachi attack. Six others were treated for shock in the attack.

Please say tehillim for: Shmuel ben Chaya Sarah Yehudis, Yosef Yitzchak ben Mira Rut, Chana bas Mira Rut, Geulah bas Mira Rut.

The victims were killed and injured when a Grad rocket hit an apartment building in Kiryat Malachi. The dead were among a large group that had taken refuge in an old building that suffered a direct hit from a Grad rocket.


lemon lime moon said...

Sometimes words just are not enough for what you feel.

Leah said...

baruch Dayan HaEmett. Hashem yakom damam.

Anonymous said...

This is Anon101. Jews living outside of Israel, do not think for a second you are secure. We are one body. Only prayer, charity and repentance can save us. Not Obama, UN or anyone else. Only GD. We should pray like we were under attack because if we do not, who knows who will be next. Sunday I am selling more stuff to be ready to run to Israel. There is no guarantee in the Jewish bible that the US, Europe, Australia or anywhere else will be safe for Jews.

Anonymous said...

@Anon101 THIS is NOT the FORUM for such comments. You post the same comment indiscriminately all over the net - on articles inappropriate for the EMET that you are saying, regardless of others' feelings. A lot of sympathy & empathy, as well as knowing when to say what is proper, will go a long way & won't create animosity towards you! Kol HaKavod for you, for recognizing the EMET and acting upon it and we all wish you a Yishuv Tov! But, truly, this was not the place, or time, to rebuke your brothers & sisters, who are in mourning or suffering severe injury! Especially, this was an article about what is occurring in Eretz Yisrael, NOT Chutz L'Aretz! Have some common sense!