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Hallandale Beach, FL - Candian Orthodox Couple Found Murdered In South Florida Condo

Published on: January 11, 2013 03:11 PM
Last updated on: January 12, 2013 06:55 PM
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The bodies of David Pichosky, 71, and Rochelle Wise, 66, were discovered by a neighbour on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Hallandale, Fla. Credit: CTVThe bodies of David Pichosky, 71, and Rochelle Wise, 66, were discovered by a neighbour on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Hallandale, Fla. Credit: CTV

Hallandale Beach, FL - A Canadian Jewish couple from Toronto, has been found slain in their south Florida condo.

David Pichosky, 71, and Rochelle Wise, 66, were found dead in a Venetian Park condo on the 900 block of Northeast 25th Street, just north of Miami, by a concerned neighbour Thursday evening.

Local police confirm the deaths have been deemed a double homicide.

A neighbour with a key went to the couple’s unit to check on them around 6:30 p.m. and made the grisly discovery.

Neighbors described the victims, who had been married for about four years, as warm, friendly and religious. They said the couple could regularly be seen walking to temple on Friday evenings, The Miami Herald reported (http://goo.gl/Z51rZ) Friday.

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Mr. Pichosky and Ms. Wise lived in North York and were active members of Shaarei Shomayim, a modern orthodox Jewish congregation.

The bodies are scheduled to be flown back Motzei Shabbos to Toronto.


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 Jan 11, 2013 at 03:40 PM Rut24 Says:

BDE! How awful! We need Moshiach now! May the family be comforted.

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 Jan 11, 2013 at 03:48 PM DRE53 Says:

BD"E.
It'll be a hard one trying to be besimcha this shabbos.

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 Jan 11, 2013 at 03:55 PM farshmekte-fish Says:

What is nebech going on in this world

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 Jan 11, 2013 at 04:42 PM Raitech Says:

Reply to #1  
Rut24 Says:

BDE! How awful! We need Moshiach now! May the family be comforted.

Please stop with the nonsense.
What in the world does this awful murder have to do with Moshiach. Please think before you use big words that you have no idea what they mean.
Besirois Tovois.

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 Jan 12, 2013 at 02:11 PM Mordechai Says:

Reply to #4  
Raitech Says:

Please stop with the nonsense.
What in the world does this awful murder have to do with Moshiach. Please think before you use big words that you have no idea what they mean.
Besirois Tovois.

I think the connection to Moshiach is very simple. The Rambam describes the time of Moshiach as a time there will be no Murder, jealousy etc... When things are bad, historically people yearned for Moshiach times, when these bad things will cease to exist.
Your words "What in the world does this awful murder have to do with Moshiach. Please think before you use big words that you have no idea what they mean.
Besirois Tovois" tell me that Bias Moshiach Tzidkienu is not a reality. I suggest you learn the Rabbam's intro in Pirish Hamishnayos to Perek Chelek in Sanhedrin.

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 Jan 12, 2013 at 05:57 PM Butterfly Says:

BD"E

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 Jan 12, 2013 at 06:20 PM Anonymous Says:

Instead of arguing back and forth about the Moshiach, how about some concern about who murdered this wonderful couple, and why. There is at least one murderer on the lose in Florida targeting frum people which should be of major concern to the readers of VIN whether they are in Tower 41 or anywhere else in the vicinity!

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 Jan 12, 2013 at 06:52 PM I agree ... BUT... Says:

Reply to #5  
Mordechai Says:

I think the connection to Moshiach is very simple. The Rambam describes the time of Moshiach as a time there will be no Murder, jealousy etc... When things are bad, historically people yearned for Moshiach times, when these bad things will cease to exist.
Your words "What in the world does this awful murder have to do with Moshiach. Please think before you use big words that you have no idea what they mean.
Besirois Tovois" tell me that Bias Moshiach Tzidkienu is not a reality. I suggest you learn the Rabbam's intro in Pirish Hamishnayos to Perek Chelek in Sanhedrin.

Of course #1 is right that we need Moshiach now and that it will indeed prevent any possible Murders and Wars and usher in world-peace, plus much more.

However I take great issue with people like #1 that the ONLY time they cry out for Moshiach, is when tragedy strikes.

The need to have Moshiach immediately, should be on our minds daily and is independent and irrelevant of any tragedies which which do or don't happen.

If the only time we realise or remind ourselves that we need Moshiach, is only when tragedy strikes and otherwise it isn't mentioned, then you are sending an indirect message Chas Vesholom, that G-d has no other way of reminding you of this need, Chas Vesholom.

Be Smart and ask for Moshiach, even when there are no tragedies, without having to wait for reminders.

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 Jan 12, 2013 at 07:14 PM stamm Says:

Reply to #8  
I agree ... BUT... Says:

Of course #1 is right that we need Moshiach now and that it will indeed prevent any possible Murders and Wars and usher in world-peace, plus much more.

However I take great issue with people like #1 that the ONLY time they cry out for Moshiach, is when tragedy strikes.

The need to have Moshiach immediately, should be on our minds daily and is independent and irrelevant of any tragedies which which do or don't happen.

If the only time we realise or remind ourselves that we need Moshiach, is only when tragedy strikes and otherwise it isn't mentioned, then you are sending an indirect message Chas Vesholom, that G-d has no other way of reminding you of this need, Chas Vesholom.

Be Smart and ask for Moshiach, even when there are no tragedies, without having to wait for reminders.

how do you know that no. 1 doesn't have moshiach daily on his/her mind? secondly it is ok to cry for moshiach when someone else has a tsoro. don't forget this tsoro might have nothing to do with him/ .it is definitely ok to ask for moshiach no matter when.
BDE

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 Jan 12, 2013 at 07:39 PM Applestein Says:

stop the nonsence with your moshiach ect... Have some compastion I do know the family and the children that live in Toronto. They deserve better that nonsece . perhaps the message is that we all need to work on our Vahavta Leracha Comocha. Love your fellow Jew.

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 Jan 12, 2013 at 08:06 PM nmbyid Says:

Reply to #10  
Applestein Says:

stop the nonsence with your moshiach ect... Have some compastion I do know the family and the children that live in Toronto. They deserve better that nonsece . perhaps the message is that we all need to work on our Vahavta Leracha Comocha. Love your fellow Jew.

Having compassion isn't a contradiction to begging for moshiach. How dare anyone call it nonsense. In fact, the biggest cruelty a person could have towards this couple is being content with exile. Moshiach will usher in an era absent of bigotry and murder. Thereafter we will experience techiyas hameisim, in which this couple will be resurrected. BDH"E

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 Jan 12, 2013 at 08:19 PM bewhiskered Says:

Reply to #5  
Mordechai Says:

I think the connection to Moshiach is very simple. The Rambam describes the time of Moshiach as a time there will be no Murder, jealousy etc... When things are bad, historically people yearned for Moshiach times, when these bad things will cease to exist.
Your words "What in the world does this awful murder have to do with Moshiach. Please think before you use big words that you have no idea what they mean.
Besirois Tovois" tell me that Bias Moshiach Tzidkienu is not a reality. I suggest you learn the Rabbam's intro in Pirish Hamishnayos to Perek Chelek in Sanhedrin.

"The Rambam describes the time of Moshiach as a time there will be no Murder, jealousy etc..."

With all due respect, do you have any idea what you're saying? It states clearly in הלכות מלכים ומלחומותיה פרק י"ב משנה א that:

אל יעלה על הלב שבימות המשיח יבטל דבר ממנהגו של עולם או יהיה שם חידוש במעשה בראשית אלא עולם כמנהגו נוהג

Which means that nothing will change! This is in complete accordance with the גמרא in שבת קנ"א ע"ב and פסחים ס"ח ע"א, which state:

אין בין העולם הזה לימות המשיח אלא שיעבוד מלכיות בלבד

You should not misquote חז"ל!

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 Jan 12, 2013 at 08:38 PM They Did Chesed, Acts of Kindness, in Big Ways and Small..... Says:

From The Globe and Mail, a Canadian newspaper:

......Mr. Pichosky, who was known to friends and relatives as Donny, had retired after selling his office-carpet business. A devout man, he prayed every day and observed Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath.

His first wife had died of breast cancer in 2007.

Mr. Pichosky and Ms. Wise first met at a blind date arranged by their children, one of her relatives said. They married four years ago.

Mr. Pichosky volunteered at the Baycrest seniors’ residence, “visiting the older people, playing cards with them,” Mr. Kimel said.

Each year, before flying to Florida, Mr. Pichosky made sure he took with him a phone list of the seniors he visited at Baycrest, calling each week to wish them a good Shabbat.

Ms. Wise was a former preschool vice-principal at Bialik Hebrew Day School. She was also a founding director of the Crestwood Valley Day Camp. “She was an inspiration to a generation of kids, an example to day-camp directors across Toronto,” the camp said in a statement, praising her “limitless energy, unwavering courage and … passion for children.”

In Florida, she volunteered at a Hebrew day school in Hallandale, helping children with learning problems. She was also an active member of a Jewish women’s organization.

“You couldn’t have found a nicer couple. You couldn’t,” said Ms. P. Gladman, a neighbor and friend.

On Thursday, Ms. Gladman, who is also wintering in Hallandale Beach, had purchased a bottle of Scotch she intended to bring to a Shabbat dinner with Mr. Pichosky and Ms. Wise.

Late that afternoon, she got a call from Ms. Wise’s daughter.

“Have you seen my mom? … I can’t get her,” the daughter asked.

“I’m on my way,” replied Ms. Gladman, who lived across the road from her friends.

However, when she showed up, the police had already cordoned off the house so white-suited forensic technicians could examine the crime scene.

Alluding to Mr. Pichosky’s habit of getting his wife flowers every week, Ms. Gladman recalled one occasion when the female cashier said wistfully, “How lovely. Nobody’s ever bought me flowers.”

Mr. Pichosky got a second bouquet and offered it to the cashier.

“I mean, who does that? Who does that? Someone who has a heart and is a kind, caring person,” Ms. Gladman said.

“They’re both kind, caring people. Why them?.........Why them?"

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 Jan 12, 2013 at 09:03 PM VeyIzMir Says:

Reply to #12  
bewhiskered Says:

"The Rambam describes the time of Moshiach as a time there will be no Murder, jealousy etc..."

With all due respect, do you have any idea what you're saying? It states clearly in הלכות מלכים ומלחומותיה פרק י"ב משנה א that:

אל יעלה על הלב שבימות המשיח יבטל דבר ממנהגו של עולם או יהיה שם חידוש במעשה בראשית אלא עולם כמנהגו נוהג

Which means that nothing will change! This is in complete accordance with the גמרא in שבת קנ"א ע"ב and פסחים ס"ח ע"א, which state:

אין בין העולם הזה לימות המשיח אלא שיעבוד מלכיות בלבד

You should not misquote חז"ל!

What you brought down talks about AFTER Moshiach comes. What the commentators were saying is the times BEFORE Moshiach.

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 Jan 12, 2013 at 09:45 PM nmbyid Says:

Reply to #12  
bewhiskered Says:

"The Rambam describes the time of Moshiach as a time there will be no Murder, jealousy etc..."

With all due respect, do you have any idea what you're saying? It states clearly in הלכות מלכים ומלחומותיה פרק י"ב משנה א that:

אל יעלה על הלב שבימות המשיח יבטל דבר ממנהגו של עולם או יהיה שם חידוש במעשה בראשית אלא עולם כמנהגו נוהג

Which means that nothing will change! This is in complete accordance with the גמרא in שבת קנ"א ע"ב and פסחים ס"ח ע"א, which state:

אין בין העולם הזה לימות המשיח אלא שיעבוד מלכיות בלבד

You should not misquote חז"ל!

In that Perek itself it says the following:

ובאותו הזמן לא יהיה שם לא רעב ולא מלחמה. ולא קנאה ותחרות. שהטובה תהיה מושפעת הרבה. וכל המעדנים מצויין כעפר. ולא יהיה עסק כל העולם אלא לדעת את ה' בלבד

He wasn't misquoting, YOU were omitting.

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 Jan 12, 2013 at 10:10 PM shredready Says:

Reply to #7  
Anonymous Says:

Instead of arguing back and forth about the Moshiach, how about some concern about who murdered this wonderful couple, and why. There is at least one murderer on the lose in Florida targeting frum people which should be of major concern to the readers of VIN whether they are in Tower 41 or anywhere else in the vicinity!

Targeting frum Jews how do you know that?

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 Jan 12, 2013 at 10:45 PM SandraM Says:

Reply to #13  
They Did Chesed, Acts of Kindness, in Big Ways and Small..... Says:

From The Globe and Mail, a Canadian newspaper:

......Mr. Pichosky, who was known to friends and relatives as Donny, had retired after selling his office-carpet business. A devout man, he prayed every day and observed Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath.

His first wife had died of breast cancer in 2007.

Mr. Pichosky and Ms. Wise first met at a blind date arranged by their children, one of her relatives said. They married four years ago.

Mr. Pichosky volunteered at the Baycrest seniors’ residence, “visiting the older people, playing cards with them,” Mr. Kimel said.

Each year, before flying to Florida, Mr. Pichosky made sure he took with him a phone list of the seniors he visited at Baycrest, calling each week to wish them a good Shabbat.

Ms. Wise was a former preschool vice-principal at Bialik Hebrew Day School. She was also a founding director of the Crestwood Valley Day Camp. “She was an inspiration to a generation of kids, an example to day-camp directors across Toronto,” the camp said in a statement, praising her “limitless energy, unwavering courage and … passion for children.”

In Florida, she volunteered at a Hebrew day school in Hallandale, helping children with learning problems. She was also an active member of a Jewish women’s organization.

“You couldn’t have found a nicer couple. You couldn’t,” said Ms. P. Gladman, a neighbor and friend.

On Thursday, Ms. Gladman, who is also wintering in Hallandale Beach, had purchased a bottle of Scotch she intended to bring to a Shabbat dinner with Mr. Pichosky and Ms. Wise.

Late that afternoon, she got a call from Ms. Wise’s daughter.

“Have you seen my mom? … I can’t get her,” the daughter asked.

“I’m on my way,” replied Ms. Gladman, who lived across the road from her friends.

However, when she showed up, the police had already cordoned off the house so white-suited forensic technicians could examine the crime scene.

Alluding to Mr. Pichosky’s habit of getting his wife flowers every week, Ms. Gladman recalled one occasion when the female cashier said wistfully, “How lovely. Nobody’s ever bought me flowers.”

Mr. Pichosky got a second bouquet and offered it to the cashier.

“I mean, who does that? Who does that? Someone who has a heart and is a kind, caring person,” Ms. Gladman said.

“They’re both kind, caring people. Why them?.........Why them?"

Heartbreaking, just heartbreaking. Hashem Yishmor.

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 Jan 13, 2013 at 07:13 AM Anonymous Says:

OMG...the sweetest, most refined people...they Daavened at the Chabad House on Hallandale Blvd and regularly attended Shiurim there...BDE, BDE...

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 Jan 13, 2013 at 06:41 PM Carlebach? Says:

Reply to #10  
Applestein Says:

stop the nonsence with your moshiach ect... Have some compastion I do know the family and the children that live in Toronto. They deserve better that nonsece . perhaps the message is that we all need to work on our Vahavta Leracha Comocha. Love your fellow Jew.

There are often hypocrites who say the worst things against others under their slogan of ranting and defending themselves under the slogan oft "Ahavas Yisroel" but the irony of it is that by "knocking" and criticising others these so called pretenders of "Ahavas Yisrteol" clearly display, that they, themselves, are not only lacking in Emuna in that which they criticise but that they even contradict themselves, when the preach this so called "Ahavas Yisroel", to prove their point, while themselves, displaying the opposite, knocking, anyones opinion which differs with their own.

The false "Ahavas Yisreol'nikes" need to wake up and smell the coffee and look in the mirror and in their own back yard before crticising others.

One of the Jewish worlds most famous (so called "frum") singers, for example sang and danced with the slogan and banner of "Ahavas Yisroel" yet his Ahavas Yisroel was expressed by inappropriate contact with the opposite gender - Hepech Hatorah.

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