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Sunday, Oct. 20 '19, כ"א בתשרי תש"פ





HEADLINES:
1. WATCH: TENS OF THOUSANDS AT WESTERN WALL FOR HOSHANA RABBAH
2. BOY, 8, DESCENDANT OF HASIDIC REBBE, DIES IN NY BOATING ACCIDENT
3. YITZHAR DEMANDS YOUTHS LEAVE AFTER SOLDIER INJURED
4. CAN JEWISH IDENTITY BE CHALLENGED BY JEWISH RELIGION?
5. VICTIMS OF DEADLY ROAD ACCIDENT IDENTIFIED
6. 12-YEAR-OLD AND PREGNANT MOTHER ARE KILLED IN CAR ACCIDENT
7. ISRAELI BABY DIES ON FLIGHT HOME FROM THAILAND
8. INTERMITTENT RAIN FOR UPCOMING HOLIDAY


1. WATCH: TENS OF THOUSANDS AT WESTERN WALL FOR HOSHANA RABBAH
by Yoni Kempinski

 📹 To watch the video: https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/270335

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2. BOY, 8, DESCENDANT OF HASIDIC REBBE, DIES IN NY BOATING ACCIDENT
by Marcy Oster/JTA

An 8-year-old boy who reportedly is a descendant of a prominent Hasidic rabbi died in a boating accident in New York.

The boy, identified as Yosef Goldman, who was visiting with his family from Israel, died after a boat carrying seven children and an adult capsized on Friday afternoon during a Sukkot holiday outing in Haverstraw Bay Park in Rockland County. All of the occupants of the boat were wearing lifejackets, according to reports.

Six of the children, all under the age of 12, and the adult were found clinging to the side of the boat when they were rescued. Yosef reportedly could not hold on and drifted away.

The Yeshiva World News website reported that Yosef was the great-grandson of Rabbi David Twersky, known as the Skverer Rebbe, the Grand Rabbi and spiritual leader of the village of New Square, New York and of Skverer Hasidism worldwide.

Yosef was buried in Monsey, New York on Friday.


3. YITZHAR DEMANDS YOUTHS LEAVE AFTER SOLDIER INJURED
by Arutz Sheva Staff

The Samaria community of Yitzhar's secretariat sent out a sharp letter to residents of the community Sunday morning following an attack on IDF soldiers last night on one of the hills near the community, during which one of the soldiers was injured.

"During the night of Hoshana Rabbah, a very serious event took place. A group of boys taunted Golani soldiers who came to Givat Kumi Uri, punctured the wheels of the jeep and even threw stones. One of the soldiers was hit in the shoulder and evacuated for treatment," members of the secretariat said.

"The community sees the conduct of the youths and the attack on IDF soldiers as scandalous and shameful," the letter continued.

"We invest a great deal of time and resources to assist the development of the hills, with an attentive ear to the youth, with maximum effort to act sensitively and to bridge gaps built into a complex reality. We have repeatedly emphasized red lines in meetings and conversations, but unfortunately, the severe incident demonstrates that they are not being expressed in reality," the secretariat said about the behavior of youths.

“In light of the reality, the members of the secretariat announced, "We demand that the youths leave Yitzhar and, until further announcement, completely remove the community’s sponsorship of their presence here, and all that this implies."

Later in the letter, the secretariat noted that the incident was triggered by the intention to expel a resident from his home by administrative order. However, the secretariat emphasized, "This background not does not imply any understanding for violence and the unruly and disgraceful behavior of the youths, but is only meant to provide a bigger picture."


4. CAN JEWISH IDENTITY BE CHALLENGED BY JEWISH RELIGION?
by David Lev and Dr. Sam Minskoff

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How is it that a Jew can ignore the traditions and still have the experience of feeling and "being" Jewish without comprising Judaism itself?

Arutz Sheva's Aliyah team talks about the connection between being a Jew and feeling like a Jew.

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5. VICTIMS OF DEADLY ROAD ACCIDENT IDENTIFIED
by Arutz Sheva Staff

Twelve-year-old Anat Rosenberg and her mother Irena Dubinsky, both of Kiryat Yam, were identified as the victims of a Saturday road accident.

The accident, which involved a private car and a commercial vehicle, occurred on Route 6 near Ben Shemen Interchange in central Israel.

Rosenberg was a middle school student at the Rodman school, and Alyssa, her seven-year-old sister who was injured in the accident, studies at the Orim elementary school.

The Kiryat Yam municipality and the Education Ministry's Haifa District branch will open the school Sunday, despite the holiday, and provide psychologists who will meet with Anat's schoolmates.

Following the accident, medical personnel succeeded in delivering Dubinsky, who was pregnant. The baby was transferred to Tel Hashomer Hospital's Sheba Medical Center for medical treatment. He is currently in critical condition.

Investigations of the crash show that the private vehicle carrying Rosenberg and Dubinsky hit the guardrail near Ben Shemen Interchange. The vehicle, which was driven by the father, bounced back into the street as a result of the collision, and spun around. A commercial vehicle which was also traveling northwards hit the right side of the family's car head-on. It is not yet clear why the father drove towards the side of the road and hit the guardrail.

The father, who was lightly injured in the deadly accident, was transferred to Tel Hashomer after the baby was delivered and the mother declared dead. He later traveled to Petah Tikva's Beilinson Hospital to say goodbye to his eldest daughter, who had also been declared dead.

Alyssa, the 7-year-old, is in light condition and is currently undergoing a CT exam.

The six passengers of the commercial vehicle, including three children, suffered light to moderate injuries.

Professor Amitai Ziv, Deputy Director at Sheba, said that the mother, who was 32 weeks pregnant, "arrived in a state of clinical death. We delivered the baby via Cesarean section, in a state of clinical death. The staff completely resuscitated him and his heartbeat returned and he began breathing, but he is in critical condition. He is being treated in the intensive care unit and we are fighting to save his life. The mother was declared dead after the birth."

Statistics from the Israeli National Road Safety Authority show that 262 people have been killed in road accidents since the beginning of 2019, up from 240 during the same period last year. Among those killed are 50 children and youths under 19 years of age.


6. 12-YEAR-OLD AND PREGNANT MOTHER ARE KILLED IN CAR ACCIDENT
by Sara Rubenstein

A 12-year-old girl and her mother who was in an advanced stage of pregnancy were killed in a car accident between a private car and a commercial vehicle near the Ben Shemen interchange on Saturday afternoon.

Magen David Adom (MDA) forces performed CPR on the two victims in the private car and they were evacuated to the Beilinson and Tel Hashomer hospitals. The doctors determined their deaths upon arrival.

The medical team succeeded in delivering the baby, who is in serious condition. The father of the family and his 8-year-old daughter sustained minor to moderate injuries.

A preliminary investigation of the car accident revealed that one of the vehicles hit the safety rail and then was hurled back on the road where it was hit by the other vehicle.

An additional six people who were in the commercial vehicle - including three children - were injured. Their conditions are light to moderate.


7. ISRAELI BABY DIES ON FLIGHT HOME FROM THAILAND
by Arutz Sheva Staff

A one-year-old Israeli baby died Friday after suffering respiratory failure during a flight from Thailand to Moscow.

The family was on its way back to Israel, and was scheduled to catch a connecting flight in Moscow. The infant has been identified as Zohar Tzizner.

The Aeroflot flight made an emergency landing in Kazan, Russia, and emergency crews greeting them at the airport.

However, despite the efforts of local doctors, the attempts to resuscitate the child were unsuccessful and doctors were forced to declare her dead.

Aeroflot confirmed the death, saying in a statement that, "During the Phuket-Moscow flight, a baby born in 2018 did not feel well. The captain decided to carry out an emergency landing in Kazan in order to transfer her for emergency medical treatment. Despite the efforts of the medical staff arriving at the plane, the baby unfortunately died."

Israel's Foreign Ministry said: "The Israeli Embassy in Moscow is in touch with the family and the Jewish community which surrounds them, and is working to bring the infant's body to Israel as quickly as possible."


8. INTERMITTENT RAIN FOR UPCOMING HOLIDAY
by Arutz Sheva Staff

After thunderstorms and lightning earlier this week, Israelis can expect similar weather over the upcoming holiday of Shmini Atzeret-Simchat Torah, which marks the end of the week-long Sukkot (Tabernacles) holiday.

Saturday night and Sunday will be partly cloudy, and temperatures will drop, especially in the mountainous regions. Light local rains may fall, and are more likely in northern Israel.

Temperatures will drop slightly and skies will be partly cloudy on Monday, when Israel celebrates the holiday of Shmini Atzeret-Simchat Torah. Over the course of the day, there may be local rainfall in northern Israel and in the mountainous regions. There may be isolated thunderstorms.

Tuesday will be partly cloudy. During the day, local rains may fall and there may be isolated thunderstorms, especially in northern Israel and along the coast.

Wednesday will be partly cloudy or cloudy, with local rains accompanied by isolated thunderstorms. There is a slight chance of flooding in the southern and eastern streams.