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Jerusalem Cantor Killed in Accident

Searches for Yisrael Monk end with the discovery of the renowned cantor’s body. Funeral at 2.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 11/30/2012, 12:57 PM

Yisrael Monk
Yisrael Monk
Israel news photo: ZAKA

Searches for renowned cantor Yisrael Monk ended Friday with the discovery of his body near the upper Galilee town of Tzfat.

Monk, of the Makor Baruch neighborhood in Jerusalem, had been missing since Sunday night. Hundreds of volunteers looked for him in Jerusalem and in northern Israel.

His body was found under a bridge in the Tzfat area. Police believe that he slipped and fell while walking along the road.

Last Saturday Monk took part in a Sabbath event in Beit El, in the Binyamin region, where he was awarded for his skills.

His funeral will be held at 2 p.m. and will go from the Shamgar funeral home to the Har Hamenuchot cemetery.