The 27 year-old man who was trampled during the funeral Saturday night for Rabbi Shmuel Halevi Wosner has been identified Sunday as yeshiva (Torah academy) student Mordehai Gerber.These funerals can be dangerous. Read about my "near death" experiences at the funerals of Rabbi Kaduri and Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef.
Gerber was one of 12 people injured early Sunday morning during the funeral, as some 100,000 people flocked to the ceremony to pay their respects in Bnei Brak.
Magen David Adom (MDA) medics rushed to the scene of the trampling on R' Dessler St. at about 1:30 am, where they described a grisly scene. Four people were seriously injured, including a 14 year-old boy.
Gerber died of his wounds at Tel Aviv's Ichilov hospital after suffering chest and abdominal injuries.
A resident of Elad, Gerber leaves behind a wife and child.
He himself was orphaned at a young age, and R' Wosner assisted him and supported him.
Sunday, April 05, 2015
Tragedy: Young Man Trampled to Death During Rabbi Shmuel Halevi Wosner's Funeral