Today: Four Years Since Har Nof Massacre


Today was four years since the terrible massacre at the synagogue in Har Nof.

On the morning of November 18, 2014, two Palestinian men entered Kehilas Bnei Torah in Har Nof, Yerushalayim, and attacked the mispallelim with axes, knives, and a gun. They killed Rav Moshe Twersky Hy”d, Rav Kalman Levine Hy”d, Rav Aryeh Kupinsky Hy”d, and Rav Avrohom Shmuel Goldberg Hy”d, and critically wounded a responding Druze Israeli police officer, Zidan Saif, who later died of his wounds. They also injured seven men, one of whom never woke up from a coma and died 11 months later.

The two attackers, cousins Uday Abu Jamal, 22, and Ghassan Muhammad Abu Jamal, 32, were shot dead by the police. They came from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber and worked at a grocery store near the shul.

This evening, on Motzoei Shabbos, a thousand children and their parents gathered at an asifa in memory of the kedoshim at the shul.

The event ended with the recitation of the Kaddish by the sons of the four kedoshim, as seen in the clip below, and the recitation of Tehillim.


Photos after the massacre:

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. R’ Chaim Rothman was also fatally injured and died almost a year later. So there were five kedoshim. Please correct this in the article.

    • doesn’t care in the slightest. They only care about ge$$ing hit$. In their rush to make a few $$$$’$, they’ve thrown out all modicum of sensitivity. Pheh.

  2. I never saw this matzav. com
    It is for Orthodox Jews?
    It had photos of blood and dead covered with tallis and this is out of the ordinary and should be NOT in photos on your website. Ask any human being in Har Nof or in the world, those picture should be on your website? Ask that question. The answer is DEFINITE NOOOOOOOO. I live in Har Nof and three of the people are my neighbors and really the 4 years of suffering is just added with old, authentic horror pictures that I on purpose never viewed until your Matzav website put them in. I am shocked by the cruelness of the pictures, four years later. It is what I recall Rabbi Yaakov Kameneski said: We really shouldn’t talk about these things.
    Well, I to rephrase the above say: we really should not have these pictures in our archives nor look at them. you want to do something? Call each widow and also send money to the Kollel they have in the memory of the kidoshim. The Matzav is Orthodox Jewish? with that picture? And then the article is rather coarse as it writes someone died 11 months later and have you not a research person to state the name of this holy Reb Rottman? That is his name. We do have names and we have sensitivity…and Orthodox Jewish website matzav needs to upgrade becoming sensitive, not coarse and get some money to the new kollel, do SOMETHING useful.


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