TRAGEDY IN FAR ROCKAWAY: R’ Naftoli Rhodes z”l


Tragedy struck the Far Rockaway community today as a young father of two was struck and killed by a vehicle.

R Naftali Rhodes z”l, son of Rabbi Dovid Rhodes, rosh yeshiva of Torah Metzion in Great Neck, was walking on Central Avenue when he was hit by a car. Hatzolah rushed the victim to the hospital where, despite doctors’ best efforts, he was niftar.

The driver remained on scene and police are investigating the crash.

The levayah will take place on Erev Shabbos.

Umacha Hashem dimah me’al kol ponim.



  1. BDE so sad such a tragedy.

    How old was the NIFTAR?

    May we all do teshuva ASAP so the tzaros in klal Yisroel can come to a final halt.

    May his neshama have an aliya

  2. People, hear this loud. Naftali was the sweetest of the sweet. Not regular. I would watch him learning himself on the side of the agudah for hours. Explaining patiently pshat in gemara in the most precious way.
    If you asked for someone removed from the hevel of olam hazeh, for someone pure as the freshest snow, it was he. He mamash lived with Hashem, what he did was absolutely him.
    This is not just another person. Naftali was chosen by Hashem without a doubt. People should study his life and know what Hashem wants us to become. Quiet and unassuming and humbler than humble. His mouth and his heart were the same. He was too special . We love you Hashem

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