• Mon. May 16th, 2022

Here are the 45 victims after Meron tragedy


All 45 victims after the tragedy during celebration of layers of Baomer in Meron in North Israel is now identified. All the victims are men and include brothers and children right down to 9 years, newly baked fathers and rabbis. At least two families have lost several children in the tragic event, where people were squeezed and choked to death in a cramped exit as collapsed. Read more about the tragedy here and Sunday was declared National Garden Day in Israel – Read more here.

There are ten foreign citizens among the victims: six Americans, a Brite, two Canadians and an Argentiner. In addition to the 45 deaths, over 150 people were injured – most of them seriously, know what is the deadliest civil disaster in Israel’s history.

Here is the list of 45 victims who perished in the accident:

Menahem Zeckbach

Menahem Zeckbach, 24 years, from Modiin Illit was buried Friday afternoon in hometown Bnei Brak. He leaves a pregnant wife and their 1 year old child.

simcha diskind

simcha diskind, 23 years, from Beit Shemesh was buried Friday in Haifa. He leaves a wife and two young children.

Shraga Gestetner

Rabbiner Shraga Gestetner from Montreal in Canada came to Israel to participate in Layers Baomer celebration and is a known ultraodox singer. He was buried in Jerusalem Friday afternoon without some of his immediate family could reach the funeral (in accordance with Jewish rules, deceased is buried as soon as possible, ie in a few hours. Due to Jerusalem’s special sacred status among believers, must not deceem Lie in the city without being buried when Shabbat goes in Friday before sunset). Therefore, everyone who could be asked to get to the funeral as a mitzvah (good deed) against the deceased and his family.

Shimon Matalon

Shimon Matalon, 38 years, from Beitar Illit leaves 11 children.

Yedidia Hayut

Yedidia, 13 years, came from Bnei Brak. He participated in layers Baomer celebration with his family.

David Krauss

David Krauss, 33, from the city of Beit Shemesh Etterlater seg nine child.

Moshe Bergman

Moshe Bergman, 24 years, was originally from Manchester in England. He studied at Mir Yeshiva and lived in Jerusalem .


Haim Rock

Haim Rock, 19 år, var fra byen Beit Shemesh.

Yisrael Anakvah

Yisrael Anakvah, 24 år, fra Beit Shemesh efterlader sig to børn.


Eliyahu Cohen

Eliyahu Cohen, 16 år, var fra byen Beitar Illit.


Hanoch Slod

Hanoch Slod, 52 år, kom fra byen Ashdod.


Elazar Mordechai Goldberg

Elazar Mordechai Goldberg, 37 år, fra Beitar Illit efterlader sig fire børn.


Moshe Ben Shalom

Moshe Ben Shalom, 20 år, var fra byen Bnei Brak.


Yedidya Fogel

Yedidya Fogel fra Jerusalem studerede i en yeshiva i Ramat Gan.


Yonatan Hebroni

Rabbiner Yonatan Hebroni fra Givat Shmuel efterlader sig tre børn.


Moshe og Yosef David Elhadad

Brødrene Moshe Mordechai Elhadad, 12 år, og Yosef David Elhadad, 18 år, var fra Jerusalem.

Yehoshua og Moshe Natan Neta Englard

Brødrene Moshe Natan Neta Englard, 14 år, og Yehoshua Englard, 9 år, var fra Jerusalem.


Haim Seler

Haim Seler, 24 år, fra Jerusalem efterlader sig en kone og en to uger gammel datter.


Yehuda Leib Rubin

Yehuda Leib Rubin, 27 år, var fra Beit Shemesh.


Shmuel Zvi Klagsbald

Shmuel Zvi Klagsbald, 43 år, efterlader sig otte børn.

Yosef Amram Tauber

Yosef Amram Tauber, 19 år, fra Monsey i New York studerede ved Brisk yeshiva. Han rejste for nyligt til Israel for at studere ved yeshivaen.

Daniel (Donny) Morris

Donny Morris, 19 år, fra Teaneck i New Jersey. Han deltog i arrangementet sammen med andre fra Shaalvim yeshiva, hvor han studerede.


Moshe Levy

Moshe Levy, 14 år, var fra byen Bnei Brak.


Yosef Yehuda Levy

Yosef Yehuda Levy, 17 år, kom fra Rechasim nær Haifa.


Nahman Kirshbaum

Nahman Kirshbaum, 15 år, kom fra Beit Shemesh.


Ariel Tzadik

Ariel Tzadik, 57 år, kom fra Jerusalem.

Eliezer Tzvi Joseph

Rabbiner Eliezer Tzvi Joseph, 26 år, fra Kiryas Joel i New York. Han efterlader sig fire børn.

Abraham Daniel Ambon

Abraham Daniel Ambon, 21 år, var fra Argentina og studerede i Jerusalem.


Dubi Steinmetz

Dubi Steinmetz, 21 år, var fra Canada.


Yishai Mualem

Yishai Mualem, 17 år, var fra Rechasim nær Haifa.


Yosef Mastorov

Yosef Mastorov, 18 år, var fra Ramla.


Yosef Greenbaum

Yosef Greenbaum, 22 år, var fra Haifa.


Eliezer Yitzhak Koltai

Eliezer Yitzchak Koltai, 13 år, var fra Jerusalem. Han boede i Passaic i New Jersey før han flyttede til Israel med sin familie.


Menachem Knoblowitz

Menachem Knoblowitz, 22 år, fra Borough Park i Brooklyn. Han var forlovet med en ung kvinde fra Lakewood i New Jersey, ifølge sociale medier.


Elkana Shiloh

Elkana Shiloh, 28 år, boede i Jerusalem.


Elazar Gefner

Elazar Gefner, 52 år, boede i Jerusalem.

Yossi Kohn

Yossi Kohn, 21 år, fra Cleveland i Ohio studerede ved Mir yeshiva.


Shlomo Zalman Leibowitz

Shlomo Zalman Leibowitz, 19 år, boede i Safed.


Moshe Tzarfati

Moshe Tzarfati, 65 år, fra Jerusalem. Han efterlader sig fire børn og 25 børnebørn.


Ariel Achdut

Ariel Achdut, 20 år, fra Jerusalem studerede i en yeshiva i Tel Aviv.

Hen Doron

Hen Doron, 41 år, boede i Holon.

Mordechai Fakata

Mordechai Fakata, 24 år, efterlader sig to børn.


Yaakov Elchanan Starkovsky

Yaakov Elchanan Starkovsky, 20 år, fra Elad studerede i en yeshiva i Jerusalem.

45 personer mistede livet da en trang udgang kollapsede og folk blev klemt/kvalt ihjel. (Foto: United Hatzalah)

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