Three victims of the terror attack in Jerusalem on Thursday morning were identified as Rabbi Elimelech Wasserman, Mrs. Chana Ifergen, and Mrs. Liba Dikman.
Rabbi Elimelech Wasserman, 73, was a Dayan and Rov who lived in on Rechov Sorotzkin in Jerusalem.
Rabbi Wasserman was a leading Rav of the Belz chassidus, was the son-in-law of Rabbi Asher Freund, z’tl. He grew up in Haifa, moving to Jerusalem after he was married.
He served as one of the most senior Dayanim at the Beis Din in Ashdod, with many years of experience and extensive bekius in Shas and the poskim.
He was on the way to the Beis Din in Ashdod when he was killed by terrorists.
Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Dovid Lau said: “HaGaon HaRav Elimelech Wasserman, H’yd, was one of senior dayanim in the Beis Din in Ashdod. He devoted his life to those who needed the Beis Din’s services with great dedication.”
The levaya will begin at 1:30 p.m. from 5 Don Yosef Hanasi St., through the Beis Medrash HaGadol in Kiryat Belz in Jerusalem, and the kevurah will take place on Har HaMenuchos.
Another victim was Mrs. Chana Ifergen, 67, who served was the principal of a school in Beit Shemesh. She was the wife of Rabbi Shimon Ifergen, a respected Talmid Chacham in Jerusalem.
She served as the principal of the Bnos Hadassah school, a Sephardi elementary school in Ramat Beit Shemesh Aleph. She was known as a talented educator and a Ba’ales Chessed. Until last week, she hosted evacuees from the southern cities of Ofakim and Netivot in her home on Rechov Rashi in the Mekor Baruch neighborhood of Jerusalem.
Also murdered was Mrs. Liba Dikman, 24. She was a resident of Har Nof, is the daughter of Rabbi Yehudah and Michal Steinhaus of Har Nof and the wife of Meir, a young man who learns in the Mir.
The couple was married for a few months, and she was expecting her first child.
She worked as a teacher in the Derech Emunah school and was on the way to work when she was murdered. Her levaya will take place at 2:30, leaving from her parent’s home on Rechov Zerach Barnet 14 in Har Nof and continue to Har HaMenuchos.
Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.