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  11/11/2011, Cheshvan 14, 5772

Otniel Rabbi Remembers Rabbi Mertzbach


Rabbi Re'em Hacohen of the southern Hevron Hills community of Otniel and the head of its yeshiva remembered Rabbi Dan Mertzbach as "a man who made his living as an architect, but all his life was dedicated to Torah and commandments." Rabbi Martzbach was killed, Friday morning, when shot accidentally by an Israeli soldier.

Interviewed by Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service, Rabbi Hacohen said that Rabbi Mertzbach established a study hall next to his house where people would come, even from non-religious communities. He would travel to these communities and built synagogues and ritual baths for them.