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Brooklyn, NY - Hundreds Attend Funeral For Chasidic Boy In Williamsburg

Published on: June 2, 2016 03:53 PM
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The Funeral in front of Shopron Shul in Williamsburg. (Stefano Giovannini /VINnews.com)The Funeral in front of Shopron Shul in Williamsburg. (Stefano Giovannini /VINnews.com)

Brooklyn, NY - Broken hearts, tear stained faces and unfathomable sorrow filled the air today in Williamsburg as several hundred people gathered for the funeral of a five year Chasidic old boy who died Wednesday night after falling from a fifth floor balcony.

As previously reported on VIN News(http://goo.gl/JkhnTA), Hatzolah members rushed to 200 Wallabout Street just before 8 PM, desperately trying to save the life of Shimon Yisroel Meisels, grandson of the Shopron Rov of Williamsbug, Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Meisels.  He later died at Brooklyn Hospital Center.

The Meisels family had recently moved into the six story building.

“It’s a wonderful, very, very special family,” said one neighbor to the NY Daily News who asked to remain anonymous.  “Everybody’s asking why this is happening, why this has happened and we don’t understand the way G-d governs the world. It’s a tremendous tragedy.”

Sam Zupnick, who lived next door, said that the five year old’s parents were exceptionally loving and unusually devoted to their children.

“I never saw such care in parents,” said Zupnick.

Zupnick described Shimon Meisels as “a very, very cute, beautiful kid.”

The funeral took place today at 1 PM outside the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street, which overflowed with grieving mourners whose faces registered shock and disbelief that such a young life had been cut so tragically short.

Shimon Meisels will be buried this afternoon at the Vizhnitzer cemetery in Monsey.

Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)
Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)
Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)
Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)
Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)
Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)
Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)
Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)
Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)
Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)
Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)
Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)
Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)
Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)
Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)Hundreds tuned out to the levaya for 5 year-old, Shimon Yisroel Meisels who died after he fell from a fifth-floor porch porch in Williamsburg yesterday, at the Shopron Shul on Hewes Street in Williamsburg. (Credit: Stefano Giovannini/VINnews.com)

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 Jun 02, 2016 at 04:23 PM BoardMembersOnly Says:

Boruch Dayan H'Emes

U'Machah Hashem dimah mei’al kol ponim

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 Jun 02, 2016 at 04:50 PM Frish Says:

See commentary from ohr hachaim hakodosh. On pusok כי תצא אש ומצא קוצים
May hashem forgive us and spare our young. Sad day for klal yisroel

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