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        6/24/2013, Tammuz 16, 5773

      Beitar Ilit: Torah Scholar Collapses and Dies at Age 39

      Funeral services are scheduled for Monday afternoon for Rabbi Rephael Avraham Shmuel Kibovitz of Beitar Ilit, southwest of Jerusalem, who died Monday morning. The funeral procession will start from his home.

      The 39-year-old Torah scholar complained of shortness of breath during the early-morning hours and the family ordered a taxi to take him to a Jerusalem hospital but he got worse as time went on and collapsed and died en route, in the presence of his wife and daughter.