Video: Akiva Reichenberg: “It’s Like a Bad Dream”


reichenberg[Video below.] Akiva Reichenberg, son of the heroic Reb Moshe Yosef Reichenberg z”l, spoke to Channel 2 about his father, bravely describing his feelings at this tragic time.

Reb Moshe Yosef, 50, was on a flooded street in Spring Valley on Sunday when he saw a father and his 6-year-old child entangled with a live, downed electrical wire from the storm. Both of them were shocked and burned. Reb Moshe Yosef rushed to save them, pulling them away from the power line, but it cost him his life.

“He saved two people’s lives without thinking,” Akiva Reichenberg said. “It seems like a dream. A bad dream. Like it’s not possible that it’s happening.

“I am proud of him. He was born a hero,” Akiva said of his father, “and he died a hero.”

Click below to see Akiva’s remarks:

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{Noam Newscenter}


  1. May the Reichenberg family know of no more sorrow!
    Hashem has taken so many of the best lately! May they intercede on behalf of klal Yisrael!

  2. I knew Reb Moshe zt”l personally as whenever I travelled to Monsey, I davened at the same minyan at Ohr Somayach. He was very frendly to me and broke for me the stereotype of how New Yorkers don’t go out of their way to greet others. He gave his life saving the life of others. “Whoever saves the life of one person is considered as if he saved an entire world.” (Talmud Yerushalmi Sanhedrin Chp. 4 Halacha 9) May he be a mailitz yosher and may techias ha’maysim come quickly.


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