MERON (VINnews) — As the horror and shock from the Meron tragedy is still sinking in, authorities are working to identify and treat the dozens of victims of the crowd crush.Click to get Text Message Updates right to your phone
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Tragically, there are at least 45 confirmed dead, including 5 Americans.
Below is a list of fatalities thus far identified and cleared for publication:
- Shragee Gestetner of Monsey, NY. He is survived by his wife and 6 children.
- Eliezer Tzvi Joseph of Kiryas Joel
- Yosef Amram Tauber of Monsey, a talmid in Brisk
- Menachem Knoblowitz, 22, of Boro Park. He was enagged to a girl from Lakewood.
- Eliezer Goldberg of Beitar Ilit
- Dovid Kraus, 33, a Toldos Aharon Chossid of Beit Shemesh. He is survived by his wife and 9 children.
- Yisrael Alnakvah, 24, of Beit Shemesh. He is survived by his wife and two children.
- Chanoch Solod,52, of Ashdod
- Simcha Bunim Diskind, 23, of Beit Shemesh
- Habachur Eliyahu Cohen, 16, of Beitar Ilit, a talmid of Yeshivas Heichal Avraham in Beitar
- Chaim Rock of Beit Shemesh, a talmid of Yeshivas Mir-Brachfeld
- Moshe ben Shalom of Bnei Brak, a Talmid of Yeshivas Ponavezh
- Yedidya Fogel, a Talmid at Yeshivas Hatziyonit Hadatit
- Menachem Asher Zeckbach, 24, of Kiryat Sefer
- Yehuda Leib Rubin, 27, of Beit Shemesh
- Yonoson Chevroni of Givat Shmuel.
- Yosef Dovid Elhadad, a Talmid of Yeshiva Amalah Shel Torah in Yerushalayim
- Yehudah Leib Rubin of Ramah 1ג.
- Elazar Gefner
- Nachman Kirshenbaum of Beit Shemesh
- Chaim Ozer Seler, 24, of Nevei Yaakov, Yerushalayim
- Moshe Levy, 14, of Kiryat Herzog, Talmid of Talmud Torah Imrei Dovid
- Dov Steinmetz of Montreal, Canada. Was learning in Mir Yerushalayim.
- Yaakov Elchanan Strakovsky, 20, Talmid of Yeshiva Be’er Yisrael
- Yosef Mastorov, 26, a Talmidof Yeshiva Rinah Shel Torah, Carmiel
- Nachman Doniel Morris, 19, Teaneck, N.J.
- Shimon Matlon, 37, a Rebbe in Talmud Torah Chanichei Hayeshivos
- Eliezer Mordechai Goldberg, 37, of Beitar Illit. He was a Rebbein Talmud Torah Aderes Eliyahu.
- Shmuel Tzvi Kalgsbard, 43, of Beitar. He was a Rosh Kollel in Rachmastrivka and a Magid Shiur in Yeshivas Meor Einayim.
- Moshe Nosson Nota Englard, 14, and his brother Yehoshua Englard Z”L, 9, of Yerushalayim.
- Moshe Mordechai Elchad-Sharf Z”L, 12, and his brother Yosef Dovid, 18, of Yerushalayim.
- Yosef Yehuda Levi, 17, of Rechasim.
- Yishai Me’ulam, 17
- Avrohom Daniel Ambon, 21, of Argentinia, a Talmid of Yeshivas Heichal Yitzchak.
- Elazar Yitzchok Koltai, 13. He lived in Yerushalayim, originally from Passaic, NJ.
- Ariel Tzadik, 56, of Beit Vegan, Yerushalayim.
- Yosef Greenbaum, 22, of Haifa.
- Yedidyia Chiyuis
- Yossi Cohen, 21, of Cleveland. He was learning at Mir Yerushalayim.
- Elkanah Shila, 28, of Yerushalayim.
- Elazar Gefner, 52, of Har Nof, Yerushalayim
- Tzadik Mordcha Yoel ben Avrum Yakovm Mordechai Fekete Z”L at the young age of 23. (the niftar leaves behind a wife and 2 children, an emergency Chesed Fund campaign was launched, click here to donate)
As dozens of families are mourning the loss of their loved ones, a fund has been set up by The Chesed Fund to assist financially, removing one less worry from their minds.