Triplets born to parents who lost two children in Beitar fire

New grandfather says 'there was judgment and mercy,' yeshiva dean 'promised G-d would repay double.'

Arutz Sheva Staff,


The Ginzburg family of Beitar Illit welcomed newborn triplets, two girls and a boy, on Wednesday morning, Kikar Hashabbat reported.

In early October 2018, the family's 5-year-old Efrat and 2-year-old Zvi died in a fire in the family's home.

Investigations showed that a fallen lamp had apparently caused the fire, and that the fire broke out while the parents were at a family event in Jerusalem. A neighbor who lives nearby was asked to take care of the family's five children, and occasionally entered the Ginzburg apartment to make sure everything was going smoothly.

The newborns' grandfather, Rabbi Shlomo Ginzburg, told Kikar Hashabbat: "We really feel like there was 'judgment and mercy,' there was judgment and that judgment was completely wrapped in mercy. G-d is always with us."

"During the shiva (week of mourning - ed.) one yeshiva dean promised that G-d would repay them double."

The site also noted that the family was able to return home just prior to Pesach (Passover).