The Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron

The Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 1
Mourners attend the funeral of brothers Yosef David Elhadar and Moshe Mordechai Elhadar, two victims of the stampede at Mount Meron, May 2, 2021. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

JERUSALEM (JNS) – They came from all over Israel and the world to celebrate Lag B’Omer, in the first open religious event in the country since the start of the pandemic. Forty-five would end up crushed to death, while more than 150 were injured. Some of the people killed in the stampede at Lag B’Omer celebrations on Mount Meron were laid to rest on Saturday night, with the Abu Kabir Institute of Forensic Medicine having identified the 45 bodies by Sunday.

The following is a list of those whose names were released by Sunday morning:

Menachem Zakbach (24) from Modiin IllitThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 2Menachem Zakbach. Credit: Courtesy.

David Kraus (33) from Beit ShemeshThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 3David Kraus. Credit: Courtesy.

Yosef Amram Tauber, an American citizenThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 4Yosef Amram Tauber. Credit: Courtesy.

Rabbi Eliezer Mordechai Goldberg (37) from Betar IllitThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 5Rabbi Eliezer Mordechai Goldberg. Credit: Courtesy.

Eliezer Tzvi Youzef (26) from the United StatesThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 6Eliezer Tzvi Youzef. Credit: Courtesy.

Eliyahu Cohen (16) from Betar IllitThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 7Eliyahu Cohen. Credit: Courtesy.

Simcha Bunim Diskind (23) from Beit ShemeshThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 8Simcha Bunim Diskind. Credit: Courtesy.

Shimon Matalon (37) from Betar IllitThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 9Shimon Matalon. Credit: Courtesy.

Rabbi Hanoch Slod (52) from AshdodThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 10Rabbi Hanoch Slod. Credit: Courtesy.

Moshe Ben-Shalom (20) from Bnei BrakThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 11Moshe Ben-Shalom. Credit: Courtesy.

Yonatan Chevroni (27) from Givat ShmuelThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 12Yonatan Chevroni. Credit: Courtesy.

Haim Rach from Beit ShemeshThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 13Haim Rach. Credit: Courtesy.

Yishai Mualem (17)The Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 14Yishai Mualem. Credit: Courtesy.

Yedidiya Asher Fogel (22) from JerusalemThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 15Yedidiya Asher Fogel. Credit: Courtesy.

Elazar Yitzchak Koltai (13) from JerusalemThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 16Elazar Yitzchak Koltai. Credit: Courtesy.

Rabbi Yehuda Leib Rubin (27) from Beit ShemeshThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 17Rabbi Yehuda Leib Rubin. Credit: Courtesy.

Moshe Levy (14) from Bnei BrakThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 18Moshe Levy. Credit: Courtesy.

Shmuel Zvi Klagsbald (43) from Beitar IllitThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 19Shmuel Zvi Klagsbald. Credit: Courtesy.

Yosef Mastorov (17), a yeshiva student from RamleThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 20Yosef Mastorov. Credit: Courtesy.

Haim Seller (24) from JerusalemThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 21Haim Seller. Credit: Courtesy.

Dubi Steinmetz (21) from Montreal, studying at a Jerusalem yeshivaThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 22Dubi Steinmetz. Credit: Courtesy.

Yaakov Elchanan Strakovsky (20) from EladThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 23Yaakov Elchanan Strakovsky. Credit: Courtesy.

Nahman Kirshbaum (15) from Beit ShemeshThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 24Nahman Kirshbaum. Credit: Courtesy.

Yosef Yehuda Levy (17) from RechasimThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 25Yosef Yehuda Levy. Credit: Courtesy.

Rabbi Ariel Tzadik (56) from JerusalemThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 26Rabbi Ariel Tzadik. Credit: Courtesy.

Daniel Morris (19) from New JerseyThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 27Daniel Morris. Credit: Courtesy.

Rabbi Eliezer Gafner (52) from JerusalemThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 28Rabbi Eliezer Gafner. Credit: Courtesy.

Yisrael Ankawa (24) from JerusalemThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 29Yisrael Ankawa. Credit: Courtesy.

Avrohom Daniel Ambon (21) from ArgentinaThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 30Avrohom Daniel Ambon. Credit: Courtesy.

Yosef Greenbaum (22) from HaifaThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 31Yosef Greenbaum. Credit: Courtesy.

Pinchas Menachem Knoblowitz (21) from New YorkThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 32Pinchas Menachem Knoblowitz. Credit: Courtesy.

Elkana Shiloh (28) from JerusalemThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 33Elkana Shiloh. Credit: Courtesy.

Yedidya Hayut (13)The Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 34Yedidya Hayut. Credit: Courtesy.

Moshe Tzarfati (65) from JerusalemThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 35Moshe Tzarfati. Credit: Courtesy.

Ariel Achdut (20) from JerusalemThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 36Ariel Achdut. Credit: Courtesy.

Shlomo Zalman Leibowitz (19) from SafedThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 37Shlomo Zalman Leibowitz. Credit: Courtesy.

Yosef Kahan from ClevelandThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 38Yosef Kahan. Credit: Courtesy.

Mordechai Yoel Fakata (24)The Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 39Mordechai Yoel Fakata. Credit: Courtesy.

Chen Doron (41) from HolonThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 40Chen Doron. Credit: Courtesy.

Moshe Bergman (24) from EnglandThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 41Moshe Bergman. Credit: Courtesy.

Two sets of siblings were also among the victims:

Moshe Engelrad (14) and Yehoshua Engelrad (9) from JerusalemThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 42Moshe and Yehoshua Engelrad. Credit: Courtesy.

Yosef David Elchadad (18) and Moshe Mordechai Elchadad (12) from JerusalemThe Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 43Yosef David and Moshe Mordechai Elchadad. Credit: Courtesy.

Hassidic singer Rabbi Shraga Gestetner (35) from Montreal, who came to Israel specifically for the Lag B’Omer celebrations, was also killed in the disaster. He was buried in Jerusalem on Friday afternoon, but with no immediate family present in Israel to attend the funeral.The Names And Faces Of Those Who Tragically Lost Their Lives At Mount Meron 44Hassidic singer Rabbi Shraga Gestetner. Credit: Courtesy.

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