EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: One of the Good Samaritans who helped save the two children pinned under a car yesterday, was identified as Aron Weichbrod – an EMT who moved from Florida just six weeks ago, and whose wife just gave birth to twins.
Aron and another unidentified Good Samaritan rolled up to the tragic scene yesterday afternoon to find the two small children crushed on top of each other, pinned underneath a car – and not breathing.
Weichbrod – an EMT for about 16 years, quickly went to tend to the children, while the other man grabbed the jack from the trunk of the car.
While the unidentified man jacked up the car, Aron held one of the children’s head while assisting the other man with the jack.
The children were freed, and one of them immediately began breathing.
“Once they got the jack up, the kid who was on top of the older one started breathing”, Aron told Mayor Akerman and Committeeman Miller, who went down to his home to personally thank him for his heroic acts.
But as soon as the car was up, the other man – who is being hailed as the ‘Angel from Heaven’, left the scene without a trace.
“He was a white man wearing a blue cap”, Aron said, adding that he couldn’t tell where he came from or where he had disappeared to.
The hero remains ‘at large’ today, but officials are determined to find him, and honor him.
“Come out come out wherever you are, because we want to honor you”, Mayor Akerman said.
Meanwhile, the Township will be honoring Weichbrod during the next Township Committee meeting, along with Lakewood First Aid, EMS and Hatzolah members for their involvement in the incident. TLS.
Good Samaritan Who Helped jack Up Car Which Pinned 2 Children Speaks with Mayor and Committeeman – Lakewood Scoop from The Lakewood Scoop on Vimeo.
Please Mayor install the infrastructure that is so badly needed in the area
Sidewalks and traffic light etc.
I hear Reb shloimeh whistling softly “eliyahu hanavi, eliyahu hatishbi…”
may god bless him
One of the last things Mr. Weichbrod thought before moving to Lakewood was that he would be instrumental in saving the lives of these children…
What a profound lesson for all of us. How many times to we find it difficult to understand why we find ourselves in certain situations? Sometimes G-D doesn’t make His intentions clear while other times they blatant and clear for all to see.
How apropriate that we just concluded Parshas Bo and the famous Ramban which discusses His never-ending Hashgacha to klal Yisrael! Mi Kemacha! Mi she’omer l’olomoi dai, yaomer l’tzorosaynu dai…
Please put up a traffic light.
I just want to say that the term “good samaritan” is not a Jewish concept (It is a Xtian one) and one not be using that definition. There are other ways to describe such good deed. B”H these two men came to the children’s rescue so quickly.
I don’t want to dilute the Hakoras Hatov the entire community feels towards Reb Aron and his mystery partner – they are true heros who literally were mkayem the Mitzvah Lo Samod al Dam Reyacha in its highest and finest form.
However the use of the term ‘Good Samaritan’ is not appropriate for use among frum yidden. While it has sort of become a generic term, its origins denigrate Jews to a level that borders on anti-Semetic.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_Good_Samaritan and http://ohr.edu/ask_db/ask_main.php/230/Q3/
Alright, alright, “My Take”, for Mr. Weichbrod we will use the term “Hero”; for the other fellow, if he was a non-Jew, Good Samaritan. Better? Please note: This forum is open to ALL religions, races and creeds. In the secular world, heroes are referred to as “Good Samaritan’s”. Ok? Let us save the semantics for another place and time.
please stop using good samaritan it doesn’t belong on a jewish site
Good samaritan or hashgacha protus or baal midos or whatever you want to call it is fine. Boruch Hashem the children will have a complete recovery.
as per members on scene the little boy was not breathing until he was in the ambulance.
The little boy was not breathing until he was in the ambulance.
If he doesn’t want publicity, why are we publicizing his name?
Hatzolah too does remarkable work but do not put down these wondefrul men who saved these childrens lives and Hatzolah was not there first. We really appreciate your work however now is the time to step back and give full credit where credit is due, These two men performed this selfless act with out wanting any recognition. They should be an example to all of us not to crave honor and glory.
The Samaritans (Hebrew: שומרונים Shomronim, Arabic: السامريون as-Sāmariyyūn) are an ethnoreligious group of the Levant, descended from ancient Semitic inhabitants of the region. Religiously the Samaritans are adherents of Samaritanism, an Abrahamic religion closely related to Judaism. Based on the Samaritan Torah, Samaritans claim their worship is the true religion of the ancient Israelites prior to the Babylonian Exile, preserved by those who remained in the Land of Israel, as opposed to Judaism, which they assert is a related but altered and amended religion, brought back by those returning from exile.
Ancestrally, Samaritans claim descent from a group of Israelite inhabitants of the ancient Levant from the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh (the two sons of Joseph (son of Jacob) as well as some descendance from the priestly tribe of Levi, who have connections to ancient Samaria from the period of their entry into the land of Canaan, while some suggest that it was from the beginning of the Babylonian Exile up to the Samaritan Kingdom of Baba Rabba. The Samaritans, however, derive their name not from this geographical designation, but rather from the Hebrew term Shamerim שַמֶרִים, “Keepers [of the Law]”.
In the Talmud, a central post-Second Temple religious text of Judaism, Samaritan claim of ancestral origin was disputed, and in those texts they are called Cutheans (Hebrew: כותים, Kuthim), referring to the ancient city of Cuthah (Kutha), geographically located in what is today Iraq. In the Biblical account, however, Cuthah was just one of several cities from which people were brought to Samaria, and the Samaritans were later called “Cutheans” to spite them, with the added assertion that the men of Kuth made Nergal their god. Modern genetics has suggested some truth to both the claims of the Samaritans and the mainstream Jewish accounts in the Talmud.
Historically, Samaritans were a large community—up to more than a million in late Roman times, but were then gradually reduced to several tens of thousands a few centuries ago—their unprecedented demographic shrinkage has been a result of various historical events, including, most notably, the bloody suppression of the Third Samaritan Revolt (529 CE) against the Byzantine Christian rulers, and mass conversion to Islam in the Early Muslim period of Palestine. According to their tally, there were 751 Samaritans as of January 1, 2012, living exclusively in two localities, one in Kiryat Luza on Mount Gerizim near the city of Nablus in the West Bank, and the other in the Israeli city of Holon. Also eight families in Gaza City were found to be Samaritans. There are followers of various backgrounds adhering to Samaritan traditions outside of Israel, especially in the United States.
With the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language by Jews in Israel, and its growth and officialization following the establishment of the state, most Samaritans in Israel today speak Modern Hebrew. The most recent spoken mother tongue of the Samaritans was Arabic, as it is for those in the West Bank city of Nablus. For liturgical purposes, Samaritan Hebrew, Samaritan Aramaic, and Samaritan Arabic are used, all of which are written in the Samaritan alphabet, a variant of the Old Hebrew alphabet, distinct from the so-called square script Hebrew alphabet of Jews and Judaism, which is a stylized form of the Aramaic alphabet. Hebrew and later Aramaic were languages in use by the Jewish and Samaritan inhabitants of Judea prior to the Roman exile
I hope that ALL the responders get recognized at the Twp. meeting… Everyone came together for the same purpose…We should Honor both gentleman, Hatzolah, Lakewood EMS, and Lakewood First Aid…they all saved these kids lives…THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU….
to #11 and #13, did you read the article?? It says the older patient was on top of the younger one, and as soon as they got them out from under the car the older one started breathing.
they were both breathing before they got to the ambulance
The article must have been edited. It said that when the car was lifted the “kids” started breathing. I guess someone verified & changed the article. Thank you TLS.
Our “HERO” can’t get his kids into school. Maybe instead being hounored with “keys to the city” he should get “keys to a school”?
I agree! Let’s help the hero and his family, like he helped a random family… kol yisroel areivim… Help his kids get into school!!!!
A neighbor saw this on TV and asked me what happened. How did the children get under the car?
I assume the mother was walking with them and a car veered out of control? Does anyone know so I can answer her question?
For all of you naive people here is the
Definition of the word Samaritan- a person who is generous in helping those in distress , a charitable or helpful person.
and to 24 the woman who was driving the car was making a right turn , she looked left but not sure if she looked right because the children and their mom was crossing on the right side and that is how the children got stuck under the car.
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