Jerusalem synagogue attack: the victims


The victims of the have been identified as four rabbis, among them the head of an English-speaking religious seminary. All four had either dual US or UK citizenship.

The first of the victims to be named was Moshe Twersky, 59, who was the head of the English-speaking Yeshiva Toras Moshe in Jerusalem and a resident of the Har Nof neighbourhood where the attack took place.

Originally from Boston, Twersky was a father of five and was the grandson of the renowned rabbi Yosef Soloveitchik, credited with being a key figure in the Modern Orthodox movement.

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HEARTBREAKING: Rosh Yeshiva Kollel Toras Moshe Rabbi Moshe Twersky HY"D killed in todays Jerusalem terror attack.

As the funerals of those killed took place on Tuesday afternoon, the British passport-holder was identified as , aged 68 and originally from Liverpool, who had emigrated from the UK in 1993 and leaves a wife and six children.

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HEARTBREAKING: R' Abraham Goldberg HY"D British citizen emigrated to Israel in 1991 killed in todays terror attack .

According to , Goldberg had formerly lived in London’s Golders Green and worked in publishing.

A friend of Goldberg, David Osborne, who narrowly missed being in the synagogue at the time of the attack, told the British website: “Avraham prayed there most days for the last 10 years or so, he was a devout Jew with no political agenda. All he wanted was to live a peaceful life. His family are the nicest people you could meet. They had lots of children and several grandchildren.”

Also killed in the same attack were Aryeh Kupinsky, 43, and Kalman Ze’ev Levine, 55, who neighbours said prayed regularly at the Bnei Torah synagogue, which was near his home. Levine leaves behind five children and nine grandchildren.