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Divorced Israeli Dad Stabbed to Death his 2 American Children

Two students from Columbus Torah Academy were murdered by their father in Israel on June 12, 2014.

Two students from Columbus Torah Academy were murdered by their father in Israel on June 12, 2014.
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Fourth and fifth grade siblings from Columbus, Ohio were stabbed to death by their Israeli father while visiting him at his home southeast of Tel Aviv, Israel, according to Israeli authorities.

The children, Yishai, 11 years old and 10 year old Sara arrived in Israel on Wednesday for a pre-arranged visit. Shortly after they arrived, the father killed them. He then turned himself in to the Israeli police.

Their parents are divorced. The mother, Karen Levy, moved back to the United States with the children after the divorce.

Several reports noted that the children’s visitation schedule was the point of contention, and that the three-times yearly visits by the children had recently been changed to twice-yearly.

The children attended the Columbus, Ohio Torah Academy, and they and their mother belonged to a modern Orthodox synagogue, Beth Jacob Congregation.

“The entire Columbus Torah Academy community is heartbroken over the loss of our two precious students,” headmaster Rabbi Zvi Kahn said in a statement.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the children’s grief-stricken mother. We ask that everyone respect the family’s privacy.”

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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11 Responses to “Divorced Israeli Dad Stabbed to Death his 2 American Children”

  1. Melody Rae says:

    This man should give his life, this just shows it was not about the children, it was about control.

  2. That’s messed up no matter where you are from.

  3. life is complicated !! what will happen to the father ?
    i think he should go to hospital instead of jail !!

  4. Seagull LivingStone says:

    As a divorced mother, and an Israeli and a Jew, i am horrified
    How can this happen? Mentally ill people who are violent must be supervised better to protect children. there are no words. my thoughts with the mother, what a horror…very sad. This is not the first case of a violent father murdering his children unfortuantely, there are too many violent fathers receiving so called rights ignoring the rights of children to be safe!!!

  5. What were the conditions regarding visitation for the GET in this case?

  6. Oh my G-d what a tragedy, my heart is breaking knowing an Israeli father kill them.

  7. Les Le Gear says:

    He no better than the savage arabs and should be executed asap.

  8. What freaking difference does it make what the conditions were? Nothing mitigates the murder of children, especially by their father.

  9. He turned himself in to Israeli authorities??? Why?? He judged his children to be worthy of nothing but death… so why didn't the piece of filth take his own life as well? NO MERCY!

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