25-Year-Old Haredi Man Visiting Georgia Dies from Injuries Suffered in a Traffic Accident in Tbilisi

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GEORGIA – A Haredi man from the Har Nof section of Jerusalem was the victim of a tragic car crash near Tiblisi, Georgia.

Yosef Dov Bakar, 25, was traveling to Uman for Rosh Hashanah and stopped in Georgia with some friends to tour the country when he was involved in the serious crash outside of Kazbegi, Georgia on Tuesday. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday morning.

His father, Rabbi Shmuel Bakar is a Dean at the Yam Hatalmud Yeshiva in Jerusalem.

The ZAKA International Division, the Israel Foreign Ministry and local Israeli Embassy were all instrumental in having the body released to Israel.

A funeral was expected to be held in Jerusalem on Wednesday night.


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