MERON TRAGEDY: Menachem Knoblowitz Z”L, engaged to girl from Lakewood

One of the victims of the Meron tragedy has been identified as Menachem Knoblowitz Z”L, of Boro Park. He was 22.

Menachem Z”L, engaged to a girl from Lakewood, is one of approximately 45 Niftar in the tragedy.

Also among the Americans are Reb Shragy Gestetner, of Monsey, and Habachur Yosef Amram Tauber, Z”L, also of Monsey.

Misaskim’s call center has been fielding hundreds of calls from family members frantically trying to located their loved ones, as well as assisting with flights to Eretz Yisroel.

ElAl released the following statement:

“El Al shares the grief of the bereaved families in the disaster on Lag Baomer.

The company offers assistance in bringing first-degree relatives (parents, siblings, children, spouses) from the United States, England, France and any other country from which El Al operates direct flights to Israel.

El Al offers each family up to two flight tickets with the payment of port taxes only.

In order to redeem the tickets, you must contact the EL AL service center and present a death certificate and a passport photo.

Flight tickets can be booked for departing flights until May 4, 2021.

To this end, a dedicated telephone line was opened at the number – from Israel dial 03-9404040, from the 011-972-3-940-4040

Please note that this telephone number will only be answered for bereaved families.

The hotline is available today, Friday until 4 p.m. From Saturday to midnight and on weekdays from 8:00 to midnight.

Israel Gal and Yarom branch.”

Misaskim’s Yanky Meyer says, “We are in touch with the heads of ELAL in the USA. Although the office in Israel closes at 4 Isralei time for shabbos, anyone can call Misaskim a whole day today and they will help us out with these tickets. It’s only two per family, any other family members they will help get in the flights but will have to pay.”

Please continue to be Mispallel for the dozens of injured, many still critical.

Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.

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    • menachem was a pure gem, a diamond, the entire gerrer comunity in boro park is grieving he was a pure soul that never hurt anyone and was a serious learner and a yirai shamayim

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