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Brooklyn, NY - 15th Anniversary Of HaKadush Ari Halberstam's Murder

Published on: March 1, 2009 01:18 PM
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Brooklyn, NY - Today marks 15 years since a Hasidic teenager was gunned down on the entrance ramp of the Brooklyn Bridge.

On March 1, 1994, 16-year-old Ari Halberstam was one of 15 Yeshiva students heading to Brooklyn when Lebanese national Rashid Baz opened fire on their van. Halberstam was shot in the head and died five days later.

Baz, was convicted of murder and attempted murder and sentenced to 141 years in prison.

The case was originally considered road rage, but in December 2000 it was changed to a terror crime.

“My mission in this world until the day I die will be to fight against terrorists and terrorism that murdered my son,” said Devorah Halberstam, Ari’s mother.

The Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn, which opened in 2005, is dedicated to Ari Halberstam’s memory.

The actual Yartzeit Of Ari Halberstams is Chof Gimmel Adar

The grave site of Ari Halberstam HydThe grave site of Ari Halberstam Hyd


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 Mar 01, 2009 at 12:46 PM Anonymous Says:

hy'd

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 Mar 01, 2009 at 12:44 PM Anonymous Says:

The fact that there has not been another crime such as this since 1994 may suggest things have gotten better efforts to fight terrorism have been successful.

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 Mar 01, 2009 at 01:08 PM Anonymous Says:

I remember the day he got killed like it was yesterday.

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 Mar 01, 2009 at 12:59 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

The fact that there has not been another crime such as this since 1994 may suggest things have gotten better efforts to fight terrorism have been successful.

Ummmm.... 9-11??

Ari Halberstam's HY"D murder was not a "crime" as you imply. it was a hell of a lot more than that & it symbolized the hatred of Jews & Israel. On the other hand, the Museum symbolizes hope & tolerance.

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 Mar 01, 2009 at 01:31 PM baron Says:

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Anonymous Says:

The fact that there has not been another crime such as this since 1994 may suggest things have gotten better efforts to fight terrorism have been successful.

WORLD trade center 1993? and we still live in fear until this war has a idealogical breakthrough in one of the 2 sides the jews and the arabs the arabs are having their breakthroughs irans bomb militant states rising in afghanistan and africa what is the jew doing to have his breakthrough to make his situation more stable and i dont mean a retreat plan??

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 Mar 01, 2009 at 01:58 PM Anonymous Says:

Hy"d. I remember whe it happened and I have a friend who married a friend of his and they named their first son after him.

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 Mar 01, 2009 at 02:25 PM Anonymous Says:

HY"D

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 Mar 01, 2009 at 03:42 PM Singled out special KIRUV Says:

he was always close to the Rebbeh,
...on his laps taught him alef beis ETC

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 Mar 01, 2009 at 04:20 PM Anonymous Says:

giuliani used this tragedy to kiss up to the jews by making 2 dozen ari halberstam signs every 6 inches on the ramp to the brooklyn bridge

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 Mar 01, 2009 at 05:25 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

giuliani used this tragedy to kiss up to the jews by making 2 dozen ari halberstam signs every 6 inches on the ramp to the brooklyn bridge

Better than the Clintons who are still in denial that we have a terrorist problem

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 Mar 01, 2009 at 05:55 PM Chaim B. Says:

HY"D.

Zain neshomo zol huben an aliya.

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 Mar 01, 2009 at 05:51 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Better than the Clintons who are still in denial that we have a terrorist problem

actually hillary clinton has spent 7 long years fighting a battle against incitement for terrorism that no one else would take up. so thank her and shut your dumb trap.

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 Mar 01, 2009 at 07:15 PM bigwheeel Says:

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Anonymous Says:

giuliani used this tragedy to kiss up to the jews by making 2 dozen ari halberstam signs every 6 inches on the ramp to the brooklyn bridge

...And who's your hero? adolf hitler? Who are you kissing up to? the angel of death???!!!

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 Mar 01, 2009 at 08:28 PM Anonymous Says:

By the way i still recall the funeral it was a sad moment I was personally there. Also I wonder if any of you recall how Steve Malzberg for years had him the brother on his show all the tiem. He helped hhim fight the cause. Personally I think Steve is one of those unappreciated radio talk show hosts.However this is neighter here nor there. In any case which ever way you slice it we are still in golus lets daven for his soul and for the fact that mossiach should come shortly amen

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 Mar 01, 2009 at 10:04 PM Anonymous Says:

nochum sosonkin was one of the other boys who was shot and ended up in a coma. BH he recovered and i recall a few years ago seeing his chassunah on the tv news. they even interviewed the surgeon who had worked on him after the shooting who happily attended the wedding

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