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Flatbush, NY - Four Torahs Saved From Major Fire At Shul

Published on: April 4, 2013 12:29 PM
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Flatbush, NY - One firefighter was injured battling a house fire in the Midwood section of Brooklyn.

The fire broke out in the home on East 27th Street just before 10 a.m.

The building houses on the first floor Congregation Dvar Moshe of Horodenke Synagogue. The rabbi lives on the upper floor.

Heavy flames shot through the roof.

One firefighter was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation but the rabbi believed a candle could be the cause.

Five torahs were taken out of the structure.

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 Apr 04, 2013 at 12:55 PM Anonymous Says:

I heard there were 5 Torahs in the Safe. 4 were saved And 1 R"L is Damaged.


 Apr 04, 2013 at 12:46 PM Secular Says:

What shul?


 Apr 04, 2013 at 12:44 PM Anonymous Says:

Hope he has Fire Insurance.


 Apr 04, 2013 at 12:42 PM Anonymous Says:

No-one was injured B"h.


 Apr 04, 2013 at 12:41 PM Anonymous Says:

What are the conditions with the Sefer Torah's??


 Apr 04, 2013 at 12:40 PM Anonymous Says:



 Apr 04, 2013 at 01:07 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Secular Says:

What shul?

Hordanka Shul.Rbbi Ashkenazi, he's the brother of the Alesk Rabbi.


 Apr 04, 2013 at 02:20 PM Anonymous Says:

Why was there a candle burning.


 Apr 04, 2013 at 02:24 PM Anonymous Says:

Jewish Lightening?


 Apr 04, 2013 at 02:39 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
Anonymous Says:

Why was there a candle burning.

It was 10am. maybe it was a yeartziet candle lighten by Davening Shachris.


 Apr 04, 2013 at 05:31 PM Candles can be dangerous Says:

People have to be very careful when it comes to things like candles. Great Rabbis have taught us that our religion commands to be very machmir, very stringent, when it comes to dangerous things like fire. Dangers such as of this nature override other considerations.

Even though there is, thank G-d, increasing awareness recently about potential problems esp. at certain times (with special thanks to NYFD, Misaskim, and others for their efforts in the area), such as bedikas chometz, Shabbos and Yom tov, we see that more work still needs to be done. This incident points to the need for more care with regard to candles, but in general as well. Hopefully people will learn from it.


 Apr 04, 2013 at 07:06 PM Anonymous Says:

CONFIRMED: The Whole Apartment is Totally Destroyed.


 Apr 04, 2013 at 08:14 PM schwartzi Says:

the sefer torahs are for the most part ok, b h all were saved. slight water damage,but otherwise all are ok. the shul is destroyed. nix on insurance.


 Apr 04, 2013 at 08:15 PM MINBP Says:

Nebach !!! I just heard he doesn't have insurance !!! He is a Chovesha Yid and a tremendous oivad hashem !!!


 Apr 04, 2013 at 09:00 PM clear-thinker Says:

Reply to #4  
Anonymous Says:

No-one was injured B"h.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries....He doesn't count? I take it the fire department helped saved the torahs. You either can't read, or only care about frum Jews. Either way you should be ashamed


 Apr 04, 2013 at 11:16 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #14  

Nebach !!! I just heard he doesn't have insurance !!! He is a Chovesha Yid and a tremendous oivad hashem !!!

He is A Very Chushiva Rav. A Bal Midos, He knows Shas on his finger tips, I feel very hurt the Whole apartment is destroyed. He LOST EVERYTHING He's Without a Roof over his Head and he has No Fire Insurance. If someone can be helped out now its Rabbi Ashkenazi Shlita.


 Apr 04, 2013 at 11:21 PM Anonymous Says:

The biggest Tzdaka Now can be in restoring a Shul And an Apartment for Harav Ashkenazi, Send in your donation. Tizku Lmitzvos!


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