Double tragedy in Bnei Brak

31-year-old father in Bnei Brak dies - while mourning the death of his infant son.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Yitzhak Meir Weiss
Yitzhak Meir Weiss
Courtesy of the family

A family from the predominantly haredi city of Bnei Brak in central Israel was hit by a double tragedy this week, when a young father died suddenly just days after the death of his infant son.

Thirty-one-year-old Yitzhak Meir Weiss, a resident of Bnei Brak who had studied in the Mir Yeshiva’s Brachfeld campus in Modi’in Illit, was mourning the death of his half-year-old son on Sunday when he collapsed – and died.

Weiss’ son died last Thursday in his crib, in an apparent case of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The child was rushed to Mayanei Hayeshua hospital in Bnei Brak, but doctors were forced to declare the child dead.

While mourning the child’s death at the Weiss family home in Bnei Brak, Yitzhak Meir Weiss suddenly collapsed, for reasons which remain unclear.

Emergency medical teams from MDA and United Hatzalah were dispatched to the scene and attempted to resuscitate Weiss before evacuating him to Sheba Tel Hashomer in Ramat Gan. Doctors at the hospital were later forced to declare Weiss’ death.