Son born to American-Israeli man killed in rocket attack

Wife of Rabbi Pinchas Pashwazman gives birth to son four months after he was killed in Hamas rocket attack on Ashdod.

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Rabbi Pinchas Menahem Pashwazman
Rabbi Pinchas Menahem Pashwazman
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The widow of an Ashdod man was killed in a Hamas rocket attack gave birth to a son almost four months to the day after her husband’s death.

On Sunday, May 5th, a rocket fired by terrorists in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip killed 21-year-old Pinchas Menachem Pashwazman.

Pashwazman was hit and killed by shrapnel from the rocket as he ran to a stairwell to take cover after air raid sirens were sounded.

A member of the Gur Hasidic movement, Pashwazman was born in Israel to American parents from Monsey, New York, and was a dual American-Israeli citizen. He was survived by his pregnant wife and the couple’s first son.

Pashwazman’s widow gave birth to a second son Tuesday morning, who will be named after his father.