New York rabbi drowns after jumping in lake to save child

Body of New York rabbi found a day after he jumped into an upstate lake to save one of his children from drowning.

Arutz Sheva Staff and JTA,

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The body of a New York rabbi was found a day after he jumped into an upstate lake to save one of his children from drowning, JTA reported on Tuesday.

The child was wearing a life jacket and was returned safely to the rented pontoon boat on Greenwood Lake in Orange County on Sunday afternoon. His father, Rabbi David Traub, 38, who was not wearing a life jacket, was not able to make it back to the boat and was pulled under the water.

His body was found midday on Monday, according to JTA. The search had been called off the previous night because of bad weather.

Traub was the head of school and synagogue at Bais Medrosh Elyon in Monsey, New York, The Journal News reported. He is reported to be the father of seven children.

The rabbi will be buried in Israel.

Last month, Rabbi Reuven Bauman, 35, drowned after he jumped into the ocean in a state park in Virginia Beach to save a student who was having trouble returning to shore.

Rabbi Bauman served as a counselor at a day camp in Norfolk at the time of the accident.




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