PHOTO: Thousands Attend Levaya of Aaron Sofer Z”L

levaya aaron soferThousands this morning gathered at the Levaya of 23 year old Bachur Aaron Sofer, found after a six-day search in the Jerusalem Forest he went missing in last Friday.

The Levaya began at about 10 AM outside Rabbi Kaplan’s Yeshiva on Rechov Even Ha-Azel, where Aaron Learned after leaving Rabbi Eismann’s Yeshivas Ohr Moshe in Lakewood.

levaya 2Kevura tookplace at the Lakewood section of the Eretz Hachayim Cemetery in Bet Shemesh.

In Lakewood too, at about 3 AM, a large crowd gathered at Yeshivas Ohr Moshe and watched a live video hookup to the Levaya.

Shivah information will be published when available.


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  1. preliminary post mortem reports the niftar was still alive but delirious from dehydration as late as Sunday or monday

    (Had the search been in the right place ,he may have been saved)

  2. Why post this? What Nechama is it to the family? Hashem Nisan Hashem loach- Boruch Shem kovod malchuso leolam voed! Try not to add to the pain of anyone!

  3. This comment shows a total lack of common sense and compassion for the family and goes against the emunah peshutah that a Yid is supposed to have that everything is from the aibeshter we don’t understand His ways but we try to accept yesurim באהבה.

  4. #1, Please don’t play detective and the “what if” game when the pain is still so raw. The comment is very insensitive at this time.

  5. The search would not have progressed to that area of the forest in any case until the area where he was last seen was thoroughly searched. There was no reason to assume that he walked so far in that direction rather than out of the woods. Therefore there is no way that area would have been searched prior to his petira. Everything was done “right” and all the resources that could be deployed were,but hashem has his plans. please don’t second guess.

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