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September 30, 2016 / 27 Elul, 5776

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Thousands Attend Rabbi Mark’s Funeral; President, Mossad Chief and Chief Rabbis Deliver Eulogies [video]

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

By Michael Zeff/TPS

Jerusalem (TPS) — Rabbi Michael (Miki) Mark, who was killed on Friday in a terrorist shooting attack, was laid to rest on Sunday afternoon in Jerusalem. Thousands attended his funeral, which began in his home town of Otniel and ended with his burial in the Har Hamenuhot cemetery in Givat Shaul.

Rabbi Mark was the director of the Otniel Yeshiva and a teacher at Yeshivat Torat Shraga, Yeshiva University’s post-high-school yeshiva for American students in Jerusalem. He is survived by his wife, Chava Rachel Mark, who sustained serious injuries in the attack and remains hospitalized, and ten children, two of whom were also wounded in the attack.

“When he started as principal this past year, he took a real interest in the overseas students,” Phil Katz, the head of the overseas program at the Otniel Yeshiva, told Tazpit Press Service (TPS). “He would constantly speak to us, and he put a major effort into improving our learning experience in Israel. It’s a terrible loss.”

The funeral service began at the Otniel Yeshiva, where many current and former students came to pay their last respects. President Reuven Rivlin, a distant cousin of Mark’s, delivered a eulogy.

“I stand here today before your bier, Michael, Miki, in sadness and pain. With me stands an entire grieving nation,” President Rivlin said. “You were a pillar of the Otniel community and the whole Hebron hills region. The Hebron hills region, the historic cradle of Jewish civilization, keeps losing the best of its children to terrorism. But our roots here are strong, and terrorism will not defeat us.”

Once the eulogies at the Otniel Yeshiva were completed, the Mark family, accompanied by hundreds of mourners, supporters, and an army escort, traveled in a funeral procession to Jerusalem, where Mark was laid to rest.

On the way to Jerusalem, the family stopped at the site on Route 60 where the terror attack took place.

By the time the procession reached Jerusalem’s Givat Shaul cemetery, thousands of mourners had arrived. A police spokesman told TPS that in his estimation, at least 4,000 people attended Rabbi Mark’s burial.

According to Hadassah Medical Center spokesperson Hadar Elboim, Chava Rachel Mark remains in serious but stable condition, though she is breathing on her own.

The Marks’ 14-year-old daughter, Tehila, who also sustained serious injuries in the attack and is confined to a wheelchair, was released from the hospital to attend her father’s funeral.

Both of Israel’s chief rabbis eulogized Rabbi Mark at the burial, as did Mossad chief Yossi Cohen, Mark’s first cousin.

“I swear in the name of the Israeli defense establishment to keep the State of Israel, which you loved so much, united within and protected from without,” Cohen said. “Farewell, my dearest Miki. You were a man of peace, and I loved you with all my soul.”

Michael Bachner and Tzvi Yedidyah Lev contributed to this article.

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Funeral of Hallel Yafa Ariel HY”D [photos]

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

The funeral of Hallel Yafa Ariel HT”D is being held on Thursday afternoon.

Thousands of people are in attendance.

Hallel was murdered this morning by an Arab terrorist who infiltrated in Kiryat Arba, and murdered Hallel in her bed.

Photos by Hillel Meier / TPS.

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The Funeral of Dr. Irving Moskowitz

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Philanthropist Dr. Irving Moskowitz was laid to rest today on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.

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‘Thousands’ at Funeral for Car-Ramming Terrorist

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Thousands of Arabs attended the funeral of the car-ramming terrorist who deliberately ran over three IDF soldiers on Tuesday at the HaParsa Junction near the Jewish community of Dolev, according to Arab media.

The terrorist who struck the three soldiers, 36-year-old Riyad Shehada, was shot and killed by other soldiers nearby.  Shehada, a resident of Qalandiya, was living temporarily in Beitunia, according to local sources.

The packed funeral procession began at the Ramallah governmental hospital and made its way to the Shehada family home in Beitunia, according to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency. “Following final farewells, his body was taken to a mosque in Qalandiya… for funeral prayers,” Ma’an reported.

The three soldiers who were hit by the terrorist were targeted as they were conducting an unannounced security check on vehicles at the entrance to the Arab city of Beitunia, a suburb of Ramallah.

Weeks ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that bodies of Arabs who were killed during terror attacks against Israelis would not be released to their families or to the Palestinian Authority.

He explained at the time that the large funerals that followed such returns had become major incitement and recruitment ceremonies to encourage further terror attacks.

Shortly after, however, Israeli media learned the body of a terrorist had been returned to a family in the Palestinian Authority. After numerous calls to various ministries, the IDF and police, JewishPress.com was told “it was a mistake.” Other media were told the same.

Earlier this week, the prime minister’s office released a statement that the return of the terrorist’s body was carried out per the exclusive decision of Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon. The PMO said in the statement the discretionary power over this issue had been restored to the defense minister on Sunday.

One of the Kefir Brigade soldiers hit by the terrorist is hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Tel Hashomer Medical Center’s Sheba Hospital. He is in very serious condition, currently on life-support.

The two others are hospitalized in fair condition at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem.


Hana Levi Julian

Angry Turkish Neighbors Block Burial of ISIS Terrorist From Local Cemetery

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Angry neighbors refused to allow the family of ISIS terrorist Mehmet Öztürk, 24, to bury the body of their son in the cemetery of their home village of Gaziantep on Monday.

The family had filed a missing person’s report with police when Öztürk disappeared last week. Their son did not have a criminal record – one reason he had not been sought by police — but was known by intelligence to have ties with Da’esh (ISIS).

At 11 am on Saturday morning he made headlines as an ISIS suicide bomber, attacking a group of Israelis on a culinary tour near Istanbul’s iconic Taksim Square on the pedestrian boulevard of Istiklal Street lined with foreign consulates, restaurants and cafes.

The disgrace was enough for his family’s neighbors to block his burial from their cemetery.

“Their neighbors didn’t let his parents to bury the attacker in the village,” a source in Istanbul told JewishPress.com, “so they had to bury him far away.

“No one came to his funeral.”

Hana Levi Julian

Rabbi Chaim Shlomo Leibowitz, zt’l, Head of Ponevezh Yeshiva, Laid to Rest

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

One of the top rabbinical directors of the Yeshiva of Ponevezh, Rabbi Chaim Shlomo Leibowitz, zt”l, has been laid to rest.

Rabbi Leibowitz, 83, passed away at approximately 9 am Sabbath morning surrounded by family and his students. He was laid to rest Sunday afternoon at the Har HaMenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem.

When word of his death was received at the yeshiva when the Sabbath ended, the paroches was removed from the gilded Holy Ark as a sign of mourning.

Hareidi religious Jewish men seen around the body of the head of the Yeshiva of Ponevezh Rabbi Chaim Shlomo Leibowitz, zt'l during his funeral in the city of Bnei Brak.

Hareidi religious Jewish men seen around the body of the head of the Yeshiva of Ponevezh Rabbi Chaim Shlomo Leibowitz, zt’l during his funeral in the city of Bnei Brak.

Rabbi Leibowitz was born to Rabbi Yaakov Moshe and Tzeina Leah Leibowitz in White Russia, and grew up to be renowned for his acumen from a very early age.

The family escaped to Vilna prior to the outbreak of World War II and made their way to Jerusalem.

Rabbi Leibowitz learned in Jerusalem’s Hevron Yeshiva and immediately after his marriage to Sima Rothstein, the daughter of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Rothstein — head of the Diskin Orphanage — he was named head of the yeshiva at Kaminetz in Jerusalem, where he remained until taking on the role as one of the rabbinic leaders of Ponovezh in Bnei Brak.

Rabbi Leibowitz was also the grandson of Rabbi Baruch Ber Leibowitz, zt’l, referred to as the “Birkas Shmuel,” a disciple of Rabbi Chaim of Brisk, founder of “Yeshivishe” learning style.

Hareidi-religious Jewish men carry the body of head of Yeshiva of Ponevezh Rabbi Chaim Shlomo Leibowitz, zt'l during his funeral in the city of Bnei Brak.

Hareidi-religious Jewish men carry the body of head of Yeshiva of Ponevezh Rabbi Chaim Shlomo Leibowitz, zt’l during his funeral in the city of Bnei Brak.

The venerated rabbi fell several months ago in his home. The accident caused medical complications which included bleeding in the brain. He recently was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia.

With thousands accompanying the body from the Tel Aviv suburb of Bnei Brak, the rabbi was brought to his final resting place at Har HaMenuchot in Jerusalem.

He is survived by Rebbetzin Sima, his wife. Two of the couple’s children have predeceased the rabbi, a daughter, prominent teacher Mrs. Kayla Rivka Schwartzman z’l, and a son, Rabbi Hezkiyah Yosef Leibowitz, z’l.

Baruch Dayan HaEmes. May his soul be bound up in the bond of life.

Hana Levi Julian

The Funeral of Tuvia Yanai Wisman HY”D

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Funeral of Tuvia Yanai Wisman

Funeral of Tuvia Yanai Wisman

Funeral of Tuvia Yanai Wisman, on February 18, 2016.

Wisman, a 21-year-old soldier, husband and father, was killed yesterday in a stabbing attack inside the Rami Levy grocery store in Shaar Binyamin.

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