web analytics
July 30, 2015 / 14 Av, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Stamford Hill Haredi Community Shocked by Drowning of Rosh Yeshiva

The Kent Seaside

The Kent Seaside
Photo Credit: UK Shore

The Haredi community of the London neighborhood of Stamford Hill has been shocked by news of the drowning of one of its prominent members in the ocean.

The website BeHadrei Haredim reported that Rabbi Chaim Breisch, 65, one of the deans of the Mesivta yeshiva in London, died from drowning, and one of his students, Rabbi Yitzhak Beigel, in his 30s, was lightly injured and was hospitalized.

Rabbi Chaim Breisch, a Satmar Chassid, is the son of Rabbi Shimon Breisch from Zurich, switzerland, and a brother-in-law of Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Soloveitchik, Dean of Brisk yeshiva, and of Rabbi Chaim Feinshtein, Dean of Beit Yehuda yeshiva.

Rabbi Chaim Breisch reportedly has not been feeling well recently, and went on a short vacation at the home of his brother-in-law Rabbi Shmili Berger, in Kent, England. On Monday morning he took a swim in the ocean, along with his student, Rabbi Beigel. Rabbi Breisch decided to get into the water despite the stormy weather. His student tried to stop him but it was too late and Rabbi Breisch began to drown. The student attempted to go after him but was injured.

Local police detained the student for questioning and then released him. The body is still in the possession of the police. The local Hevra Kadisha are waiting for the conclusion of the investigation so they can release the body and begin burial preparations.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

One Response to “Stamford Hill Haredi Community Shocked by Drowning of Rosh Yeshiva”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. July 29, 2015.
Bibi on Iran Deal: ‘We Aren’t Partners at the Table, We Are a Meal on the Menu’ [VIDEO]
Latest News Stories
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. July 29, 2015.

Kerry justifies keeping Iran deal “side deals” from the American public, while skipping Israel on ME trip.

Pope John Paul II and Chief Rabbi of Rome Elio Toaff

The exhibition “A blessing to one another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People,” opened on Tuesday in the Vatican.

Best Western Eretz Copacabana

Rio De Janeiro’s Jewish community will open two synagogues to accommodate Jewish visitors at the 2016 Olympics.

2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin

Israel said the report is “fundamentally flawed in its methodologies, in its facts, in its legal analysis and in its conclusions,” and one-sided, bringing “into serious question Amnesty’s professional standards.”

“I think what Mike has done has hit a nerve and he’s made people think a little bit.”

The Prime Minister approved construction of the homes after the High Court ordered demolitions of homes under construction.

The White House said Pollard’s serious crimes’ preclude his being allowed to travel abroad.

“Those who were highly connected to Israel were more likely to perceive their campus environment as hostile toward Jews and Israel and to report being blamed for Israel’s action.”

In explaining the confidential agreement between the IAEA and Iran, Moniz recalled a similar one between the agency and South Africa in the early 1990s.

Israel’s Air Force allegedly eliminates child-killer Samir Kuntar in Syrian Golan Heights.

The film will be based on Martin Blank’s play “The Law Of Return,” about Pollard’s work for the US Navy, and the process of his becoming a spy.

Dreinoff House, Beit El, July 29, 2015. Photos by Hillel Meir / Tazpit News Agency.

The solar energy field of at Kibbutz Ketura cost $79 million and consists of 140,743 solar panels.

The suspects belonged to an infrastructure that tried to disrupt the May 2014 visit of Pope Francis.

At least two reliable sources reported that Mullah Omar, one of the world’s most wanted terrorists, has died.

By noon Wednesday, Israeli forces were demolishing two buildings in Beit El.

More Articles from Jewish Press Staff
Dano, wounded in action in the Sinai and saved in Israel.

“Dano” was wounded in action. The Multinational Force turned to a Hebrew University veterinarian.

Oketz is the IDF elite canine unit, trained to operate in every combat contingency.

The IDF plans to form a new elite commando unit.

Israeli physician Dr. Yuval Rabinovich reviews possible reasons ‘why we have never met aliens.’

Students from around the world participated in a Jewish Roots art project; winners gathered in Tel Aviv on Sunday.

Widening “Highway 1″ has unearthed the church, oil lamps, a mosaic floor and mother-of-pearl shells.

Bennett preached unity, but Herzog scolded him for crossing the “red line” in the elections.

Iran tried to buy UN-banned products in the Czech Republic but was caught and stopped, Reuters reports exclusively.

Special needs artists showed their talent at Jewish Children’s Museum on Mother’s Day in New York.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/stamford-hill-haredi-community-shocked-by-drowning-of-rosh-yeshiva/2012/06/04/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: