Mourning a Terrible Loss
I found out about this from a parent of one of our students just this morning. As upsetting as it was, I didn't know what was coming. This evening, as my husband and I were going out to dinner - a Chanukah treat for ourselves - we met an acquaintance who told us that an Israeli Sephardic Rabbi whom I knew, a beloved former teacher in our local Jewish Day School--was one of the 40 or so victims on the bus that was engulfed in flames. He was heading--as a chaplain--along with the prison guards to evacuate a prison which was in the path of the fire.
Here is a post from a Yid about Rav (Rabbi) Malka and the terrible tragedy of his sudden death. Rabbi Malka leaves a widow and small children. He was only 34.
Baruch Dayan haEmet...