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Brooklyn, NY - Elected Officials To Pay Tribute To 9/11 Hero Abe Zelmanowitz Who Perished In The Towers

Published on: September 9, 2008 01:12 PM
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Photo Credit: CNNBrooklyn, NY - Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) will be joined by elected officials and community leaders to pay tribute with a presentation to Jack Zelmanowitz, brother of Abraham Zelmanowitz. “It was only seven years ago that we lost Abe Zelmanowitz in one of the worst attacks in the history of our nation,” Hikind said. “He was an Orthodox Jew, a member of our community, and a loving brother and uncle.

Abraham Zelmanowitz and Ed Beyea worked on the 27th floor of One World Trade Center at Blue Cross/Blue Shield. They had an enduring friendship based on their shared love of music and books. Three days after the attacks, Abe was singled out for recognition by President Bush for his ultimate act of compassion, his heroism, and his humanity. When the tower was hit, Abe could have saved himself. He chose to stay behind with Ed, a quadriplegic, sending Ed’s aide to safety, sanctifying God’s name with his sacrifice.
“Abe wasn’t a fireman, nor was he a police officer. He was a regular guy who would not abandon his friend during a harrowing ordeal, and their final moments were spent together. His stunning sacrifice is an inspiration to his family and his community. Artist Jodi Reznik has managed to capture Abe’s humanity in this stunning depiction of one of our great American heroes. “


You can join them to give kovod to the memory of someone who was mekadesh shem shamayim and was niftar al kiddush hashem Thursday, September 11th Time:  4:00 p.m. Place:1305 East 17th Street, Brooklyn Between Avenue L & M

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 Sep 09, 2008 at 01:16 PM Anonymous Says:

Nebech, who knows what was going on in the last minutes of his life.
May his neshuma have an aliya


 Sep 09, 2008 at 01:26 PM SuffernMan Says:

I davened with this man when I lived in Flatbush. He was truly one of the nicest gentlemen I have had the privilege to know. Yehi Zicho Boruch.


 Sep 09, 2008 at 02:45 PM Conservative One Says:

He made a true Kidush Hashem but will the liberal media report the unselfishness of this Mensch. Yehei Zichro Boruch


 Sep 09, 2008 at 05:51 PM morris Says:

maybe the jewish community can raise some funds for a plaque or monument to honor his memory. that would perpetuate the kiddush hashem.


 Sep 10, 2008 at 12:15 AM Robroy560 Says:

It's amazing... This man made the ultimate kiddush HaShem to save a coworker, and we have very few posts. Yet we go crazy posting over a lot of stupid stories that are actually defaming G-d's name.

This was one of the most inspiring stories I remember from 9/11. The fact that he was a frum yid made it better. But even if he were not a frum yid, how many of us would sacrifice ourselves?

This is something I will never forget, and I will teach my future children and grandchildren about Abe Zelmanowitz. I suggest you do the same.


 Sep 10, 2008 at 01:56 AM fed up Says:


your 100% correct there are takeh no words to describe the embarrassment of us frimme yidden... we can posts 100's of posts about Rubashkin, SHERESHEFSKY, MOLESTORS, but a kiddush hashem that u dont see like this in such fashion and there are literally 6 posts is a disgrace shame on all of you this man sacrificed his life not stam.... he nebach died al kiddush hashem with probably one of the worsed deaths you can imagine but i will remember him and not forget may you be a meilitz yosher to your family and klal yisroel... this is a moment that i am proud to be jewish


 Sep 10, 2008 at 10:29 AM Anonymous Says:

You only get a lot of posts when there is an argument. There is no argument here. Everyone agrees that it was a Kiddush Hashem


 Sep 10, 2008 at 01:03 PM Anonymous Says:

What makes a good person? In my mind its someone who puts others before themselves. I never had the privalege to meet Abraham Zelmanowitz, but the world is definitely a worse place without him.
May he rest in peace..


 Sep 10, 2008 at 01:08 PM Leon says Says:

why hast'nt the family used some of the monies which the government paid to all victims used to write a sefer torah or the like as a perpetual monument for this kodush?


 Sep 10, 2008 at 04:59 PM Allan Says:

Abraham Zalmanowitz rest in peace...you were a good man and a good Jew!!


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