Chaim Yechiel “Howie” Rothman, who was critically wounded in the Har Nof synagogue massacre on November 18, 2014, passed away on Saturday, putting the death toll of those murdered in the Arab terror attack at six.
The November 18 attack in the normally terror-free neighborhood of Har Nof wounded six others. The Arab terrorists, both from Jerusalem, were killed.
Among the victims were American-Israelis Rabbi Moshe Twersky, son of Harvard professor Rabbi Isadore Twersky, Rabbi Calman Levine and Rabbi Aryeh Kopinsky (43). Also killed was British-Israeli Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg.
Rabbi Rothman made Aliyah to Israel from Toronto in 1985. He has been in a coma since the murderers severely axed him in the attack.
Rothman was buried tonight at the Har HaMenchot-Givat Shaul Jerusalem cemetery. Hundreds of people attended.