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25th Yartzeit of Ari Halberstam

The 23rd of Adar marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Ari Halberstam HY"D, who was murdered by a terrorist on the Brooklyn Bridge. Full Story

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To #10
February 28, 2019 8:10 pm

True, Ari הי”ד liked sports, yet he would still give up lots of his free time to say Tehilim for the Rebbe”s recovery.

And so Ari did on the night before the shooting, spending lots of time after Night-Seder saying Tehilim with GREAT חיות for our dear Rebbe [or perhaps, as it turned out, for himself…] (Many of his classmates can testify to this)

May we speedily be Zoche to והקיצו ורננו שוכני עפר והוא בתוכם

Tragedy
February 28, 2019 7:21 pm

How very, very tragic, r”l. Had the Israeli Government heeded the Rebbe’s directives “to rise at dawn with a show of force, ready to strike first, then the enemy will give up his plans to attack, saving not only Jewish lives but even those of his own”, the entire tragedy might never have even occurred. Dr. Goldstein was informed by the IDF that the Arabs were planning to massacre Jews at Maaras HaMachpela that day but made no plans to prevent them from doing so. Having attended to victims of Arab terror and losing very close friends who were murdered… Read more »

Ari
February 28, 2019 5:06 pm

Ari would have been 41 now. He would have had a family of his own with children already in high school.

The authorities tried to blame this on road rage. Never forget that.

correction
February 28, 2019 3:18 pm

The shooting occurred on 18 Adar (March 1) and Ari died 5 days later on 23 Adar.

A Sport
February 28, 2019 11:09 am

Everyone who really knew Ari knows that he loved sports, especially basketball. A few nights before he was killed, I happen to be at a bar mitzvah at Ohlei Torah. During the dancing I decided to go down to the gym to see if there was a game on. Sure enough, there was, with Ari rallying his team. I will never forget the sight of him running up the court. That was the last time I saw Ari.

הקדוש ארי
February 28, 2019 7:39 am

ARI הי”ד

Young Ari was taken
A Fledgling youth,
Young- merely 16 years,
Old- in Torah truth

Ari studied angels
Himself angelic and pure,
He went to join the angels,
His life was cut premature

Beloved and adored
Ari stood tall and committed,
He was staunchly a member,
Our Grand Rebbe’s accord

He died a martyr
His memory forever remembered
to sanctify His name,
Chosen one על קידוש השם

Dedicated in memory of Ari Halberstam

Personal Connection
February 28, 2019 7:01 am

At the time, my wife Henya A”H was going to Manhattan via the tunnel. After the story broke, we calculated and found that my wife A”H was in the tunnel going to Manhattan at the same the Rebbe’s car was returning from Manhattan and going towards Brooklyn.

The Rebbe Was The Original Target
February 28, 2019 6:40 am

As the above article points out that originally the murderer was following the Rebbe’s car, thus the Rebbe was the real Target but because of technical reasons he couldn’t follow the Rebbe so he took the Brooklyn bridge instead and subsequently murdered Ari Halberstam HY”D. At the time, a story circulated that immediately after Ari was shot by the murderer a Mekubel in Israel was contacted to pray for the recovery of Ari. After Ari had succumbed to his wounds and died the Mekubel was contacted again. The Mekubel said that he had a dream in which he was told… Read more »

נקום נקמת דם עבדך השפוך
February 28, 2019 5:53 am

May his blood be avenged as his holy soul rises higher together with all the martyrs of our people

Ari, I miss you!!
February 27, 2019 11:13 pm

I think about Ari every day and time (25 years ) has no meaning because friendship never dies. We need Ari back here with us, this golus is too long. Our lives are just not the same since you were taken from us. We miss you!

אהרן יוסף הי"ד בן חנניה סיני דוד הלברשטם
February 27, 2019 9:27 pm

ת.נ.צ.ב.ה

Hashem - Please heal this amazing mother’s heart
February 27, 2019 9:10 pm

So many years but Devora never misses an opportunity to honor her son. In the zechus of her unbelievable personal strength, emunah and endless good deeds we must have Moshiach NOW !!!

Sorely missed
February 27, 2019 8:42 pm

May he speedily help to hasten Moshiach’s coming!! May his family find comfort.

NO WORDS...BD"E
February 27, 2019 6:55 pm

May Ari’s Z”L Pure Neshama have a permanent Aliyah in Gan Eden.
I cannot imagine the daily, weekly, monthly, & yearly pain his parents & siblings go through.

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