Murdered on His Way to Study Torah

Funeral takes place for Rabbi Yeshiyahu Krishevsky, 59, run over in car attack; One of three killed in Tuesday's terrorist attacks.

Haim Lev,

Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky hy'd
Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky hy'd
Shmuel Deri

Terror-ravaged Jerusalem suffered one of its most painful blows since the outbreak of the ongoing terror wave, with three people killed in two separate attacks on Tuesday in the Israeli capital. 

The first victim identified was Rabbi Yeshiyahu Krishevsky, a member of the Pinsk-Karlin Hassidic sect, who was murdered in a combined car and stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Geula neighborhood. He was 59. 

A renowned scholar, Rabbi Krishevsky spent years compiling the book "Pearls of Yeshiyahu" on the Torah. 

Acquaintances told Arutz Sheva that he sat and studied all day, with his conversations all revolving around Torah. "He lived alone for many years," one acquaintance said. "All he wanted to was study Torah and perform mitzvot. At religious events, we always honored him with speaking because of his extensive knowledge of the Torah."

According to the acquaintance, Rabbi Krishevsky had finished prayers in the study hall on Tuesday morning and went to the bus station to meet with his regular learning partner. He was there killed by Arab terrorist, Alaa Abu Jamal. 

"Standing next to the deceased at the bus stop was one of the most important Hasids," the acquaintance said. "He is the second injured person who condition remains defined as serious. May the the peace and quiet return to Jerusalem."

Rabbi Krishevsky is survived by one son. His funeral is currently taking place close to the Pinsk-Karlin study hall in Jerusalem and will continue from there to Har Hamenuchot for his burial. 



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